ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma.

Abstract

• Diagnosis should always be based on a surgical specimen/ excisional lymph node biopsy providing enough material for fresh-frozen and formalin-fixed samples. To ensure adequate quality, immediate processing by an experienced pathology institute has to be guaranteed. • Fine-needle aspirations or core biopsies are inappropriate for a proper diagnosis and should only be used in the rare patients requiring emergency treatment. • The histological report should give the diagnosis according to the WHO classification.

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@article{Hiddemann2003ESMOMC, title={ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma.}, author={Wolfgang C Hiddemann}, journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology}, year={2003}, volume={14 8}, pages={1163-4} }