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Sampling from lymph nodes
  1. Davide Berlato

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Davide Berlato qualified from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2001. He was awarded a masters degree in clinical oncology in 2010 and obtained a PhD in 2014. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2014 and achieved RCVS Specialist status in 2015. He joined Dick White Referrals in 2018 as head of oncology.

LYMPH node sampling is indicated for the diagnosis of lymphadenomegaly and with the purpose of staging malignant neoplastic tumours.

Differential causes of lymphadenomegaly include:

  • Reactive lymph node hyperplasia,

  • Primary or metastatic neoplasia,

  • Lymphadenitis.

The diagnostic challenge sometimes ensues because these conditions can coexist in the same lymph node.

The first-line diagnostic test …

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