What is required for the diagnosis 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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To diagnose Hodgkin lymphoma a histologic evaluation is always required, and an excisional lymph node biopsy is recommended for this purpose (see Workup). Various imaging studies are used to stage the patient.


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