Thoroughly updated and revised in line with the latest World Health Organization classification system, the second edition of Diagnostic Lymph Node Pathology continues to be an essential guide to the interpretation of lymph node biopsies for all professional and trainee general pathologists and haematopathologists alike.
Tthe new edition covers both classical and less well known features of individual disease processes together with the differential diagnoses of lymph node biopsy specimens. B-cell lymphomas have been reorganized in line with WHO guidelines. Topics such as Epstein-Barr virus, age-related lymphomas and prognostic indicators have been expanded, and new cases using needle core biopsies are presented.
Handling of lymph node biopsies, diagnostic procedures and recognition of lymph node patterns. Normal/reactive lymph nodes: structure and cells. Reactive and infective lymphadenopathy. Precursor B- and T-cell lymphomas. Mature B-cell lymphomas. T-cell lymphomas. Immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders. Hodgkin lymphoma. Histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms, mastocytosis and myeloid sarcoma. Non-haematolymphoid tumours of lymph nodes. Needle (trephine) core biopsies of lymph nodes.