Tonsils - when do you submit tissue

From:Richard Cartun

I know policies on the submission of tissue to the Pathology Lab differ
from institution to institution, but I wanted to share a recent case
with you.  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.

R. Cartun

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