Which classification system is used for Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) staging?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Both the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) [4]  and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) [5] recommend the Cotswold modified Ann Arbor classification for staging Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). [119] See Table 1, below.

Table 1. Cotswold Modification of Ann Arbor Staging System (Open Table in a new window)


Area of Involvement


Single lymph node group


Multiple lymph node groups on same side of diaphragm


Multiple lymph node groups on both sides of diaphragm

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