Re: Tonsils - when do you submit tissue


At 10:02 AM -0500 2/25/03, Richard Cartun wrote:
>We recently received tonsils from a 6 y.o. girl with history
>of chronically enlarged tonsils and a recent history of Strep throat.
>The tissue showed a B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Fortunately, in this
>case, the surgeon requested that the tonsils be sent to Pathology.

Were there gross changes seen that were suggestive? All tonsils are 
grossed by us. Most of our ENTs also want micros, regardless of age.

Wm F Blank MD
Heartland Laboratory, Inc
Chaffee, MO 63740

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