Value of immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of malignant cervical lymph nodes

Décio de Natale Caly Abrão Rapoport Otávio Alberto Curioni Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis Claudio Roberto Cernea Lenine Garcia Brandão About the authors

The cervical lymph nodes are relevant due to the diversity of clinical entities. The use of immunohistochemistry is a real method to elucidate the diagnosis of adenopathy, both primary and metastatic neoplasms.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the value of immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of cervical lymph nodes malignancies.

METHOD:

Retrospective study of the database histopathological specimens from 2009 to 2011.

RESULTS:

Out of 32 biopsies of cervical lymph nodes, in 16 (50%) the immunohistochemistry was employed, being 68.75% (11) in hematological neoplasms and 31.25% (5) in carcinomas. It was used in all cases of lymphoma.

CONCLUSION:

The immunohistochemistry was used in 50% of the biopsies of lymph nodes under suspicion of malignancy, being 31.25% in epithelial lesions and 68.75% in lymphoproliferative lesions.

carcinoma, squamous cell; immunohistochemistry; lymphatic diseases; lymphoma


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