Diagnosis of hematopoietic processes by fine-needle aspiration in conjunction with flow cytometry: A review of 127 cases.

@article{Liu2001DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of hematopoietic processes by fine-needle aspiration in conjunction with flow cytometry: A review of 127 cases.},
  author={Katharine Liu and Richard Stern and Robert Rogers and Leslie G. Dodd and Karen P. Mann},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Although fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is accepted as the method of choice for the initial evaluation of lymph nodes for metastatic carcinomas, its utility as the initial diagnostic procedure for hematopoietic processes is less established. We review our experience over a 3-year period with 127 FNA cases accompanied by flow cytometric (FC) analysis from 117 patients. Fifty cases had subsequent histologic examination. A hematopoietic process was identified in 85 cases, a reactive process in 27… CONTINUE READING
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