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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 May;124(5):544-8.

Value of flow cytometry in the evaluation of head and neck fine-needle lymphoid aspirates: a 3-year retrospective review of a community-based practice.

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  • 1Head and Neck Surgical Group and Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi 39208, USA. CRCannonhn@aol.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the clinical efficacy of flow cytometry in patients suspected of having a lymphoma with head and neck pathology.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective review of 49 patients with lymphoid aspirates having concurrent flow cytometry studies.

SETTING:

Private practice office-based study.

CONCLUSION:

Fine-needle aspiration with concurrent flow cytometry is a useful, convenient adjunct to the diagnosis of head and neck non-Hodgkins lymphomas.

SIGNIFICANCE:

Flow cytometry is a significant improvement over fine-needle aspiration derived cytologic diagnosis alone. Tissue open biopsy may be avoided altogether in some patients with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

PMID:
11337660
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