Diagnostic Approach to Lymphoproliferative Neoplasms in Cytology Specimens
Oscar Lin, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Lymphoproliferative lesions are commonly seen in cytology specimens, including needle aspiration as well as exfoliative cytology. Accurate diagnosis of these lesions requires correlation of the morphologic findings with ancillary studies and clinical findings. Knowledge of the limitations in cytology cases is important to avoid unnecessary work up and misinterpretation. The objective of this presentation is to provide a methodological approach to lymphoproliferative lesions in cytology specimens.