What is the Ann Arbor classification for stages of Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The Ann Arbor classification is used most often for Hodgkin lymphoma, as follows:

  • Stage I: A single lymph node area or single extranodal site

  • Stage II: 2 or more lymph node areas on the same side of the diaphragm

  • Stage III: Lymph node areas on both sides of the diaphragm

  • Stage IV: Disseminated or multiple involvement of the extranodal organs

See also the Medscape article Hodgkin Lymphoma Staging.

See Workup for more detail.


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