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Fnac report negative, but biopsy shows burkins lymphoma.Is it possible?Why?

Fnac report negative, but biopsy shows burkins lymphoma.Is it possible?Why?

Sampling error: Fine needle aspirate of lymph nodes are not ideal for ruling out abnormal findings. Especially, with lymphomas there may be areas within the ln that are not involved and sampling of these areas may be misleading. Excisional biopsy is the gold standard, as it allows for assessment of individual cells and architecture of lymph node and adequate tissue for specialty workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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A histopathology report shows cryptitis ,crypt abscess in rectal biopsy along with duodenal biospy showing lymphocyte infiltrtion with villous atrophy?

A histopathology report shows cryptitis ,crypt abscess in rectal biopsy along with duodenal biospy showing lymphocyte infiltrtion with villous atrophy?

Virtual Consult: Hi DrL, Pathology reports for different types of inflammatory bowel diseases can be confusing and intimidating to read and understand. I would be happy to discuss the report and review your slides in a Virtual Consult. ...Read more

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Why would a thyroidectomy final pathology report (not fna) be inconclusive (goiter vs follicular neoplasm)?

Why would a thyroidectomy final pathology report (not fna) be inconclusive (goiter vs follicular neoplasm)?

Second opinion: If after a thyroidectomy, your local pathologist still can't differentiate between goiter or cancer ask your doc to request the pathologist to send the tissue to a bigger referral institution for a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is lymph node excisional biopsy?

Sample lymph node: A surgeon cuts out the entire lymph node for pathological and sometimes microbiological examination. ...Read more

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My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy  & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

Not genetic: MCL is a serious type of lymphoma. So he should be checked and treated by a Lymphoma specialist. With good treatment we can extend life for 3- 5 years. ...Read more

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My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

It could be cancer/T: Thyroid cancer can show up like this. On the other hand benign Thyroid nodules are common but FNA may not be adequate to make a correct diagnosis. You should seek an expert opinion from a Thyroid Cancer doctor. Such specialists are found in bigger Medical centers or in a Cancer hospital where you could first go to an Endocrinologist or head and Neck surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Yes: Hello- your doctor may do some testing to make sure it is not anywhere else but if it is a stage i malt lymphoma then resection is the only treatment required and cure is possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lymph node biopsy? What should one expect when results of a lymph node biopsy are "abnormal"?

Lymph node biopsy? What should one expect when results of a lymph node biopsy are "abnormal"?

Expect more.: Biopsy results will not be "abnormal." they will be quite specific as to the abnormailty if any is found. Diagnosis and treatment will be based upon biopsy results so there is no room for generic "abnormal.". ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy biopsy said nodular lymphocytic thyroiditis? What does that mean?

Benign lesion: lymphocytic infiltrates are the common form of pathology seen with inflammatory thryroiditis or Hashimotos disease of the thyroid. Unless there are complications from the enlarging mass, conservative management is usually in order. Meds in the form of levothyroxine are usually administered for the hypothyroidism that may exist. ...Read more

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Endometrial sqamous metaplastic cells endo biopsy has been done?

Endometrial sqamous metaplastic cells endo biopsy  has been done?

Please clarify: Pap smears and biopsies often show both squamous metaplastic endocervical cels and endometrial cells. Beyond a heads-up that hpv may be present, squamous metaplasia isn't a great concern. If you can rephrase what you are asking, someone here will be glad to help. ...Read more

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Bone marrow test shows reactive erythroid hyperplasia .Does it indicate cancer?

Bone marrow test shows reactive erythroid hyperplasia .Does it indicate cancer?

No: Did you have a recent blood loss? Are you being treated for anemia? Reactive erythroid hyperplasia means the body is making more red cells because if perceived a lack of red cells. ...Read more

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Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. What does this means.?

Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma.  What does this means.?

Needs treatment: Means you have cancer of oral cavity ( buccal mucosa ) from your description appear to be localised you will have good prognosis needs further work up for staging &care , by surgical excision for localized small area, or chemo radiation , discuss with your physicians and please do not delay . Good luck. ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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Mediast biopsy results: lg bulky noncaseat granulomatous nodes. Rare presumptive corynebacterium species, alpha streptoccus, epithelial cells & wbc. ?

Mediast biopsy results: lg bulky noncaseat granulomatous nodes.  Rare presumptive corynebacterium species, alpha streptoccus, epithelial cells & wbc. ?

Sarcoidosis: The bacteria you mentioned all benign skin contaminant and not because most likely of the noncaseating granuloma. Noncaseating granuloma skin happening sarcoidosis a poorly understood reactive process which can lead to shortness of breath. Other causes include fungal agents and yeast infections. A biopsy would be important. ...Read more

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Biospy of neck nodule report atypical lymphoid proliferation. What does this means?

Biospy of neck nodule report atypical lymphoid proliferation. What does this means?

Uncertain results: There are several reasons for a result in the grey zone of certainty such as this. One is time course of disease (may be harder to detect early on); one is a mixture of normal and abnormal such as a node near an involved node; one is a variant of a known disease, or an unknown disease, and the last is a pathologist who is cautious or inexperienced with the disease or tissue. Wait, 2nd opin, or bx ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more