What is the role of incisional biopsy of an extramedullary site in the workup of lymphoblastic lymphoma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Joseph M Tuscano, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Some patients present with extramedullary disease. One example is a breast mass. In these patients the diagnosis could be made by biopsy of that site. A large sample must be obtained for proper diagnosis. Cytologic analysis is not appropriate.


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