Which procedure is preferred for the initial diagnosis of NHL/B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Incisional or excisional biopsy is preferred for the initial diagnosis; core needle biopsy is discouraged except for cases in which a lymph node is not easily accessible. Fine-needle aspiration is not an acceptable diagnostic tool; however, in selected circumstances it can be used in combination with immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry.


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