ANALYSIS OF 10-YEAR EXCISIONAL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY RESULTSZehra Unal Ozdemir ,Mehmet Onur Gul ,Emre Bozdemir
Lymph nodes become enlarged and prominent in the presence of infection or malignant cell infiltration. Lymph nodes that do not regress with treatment or whose findings indicate malignancy should be evaluated for biopsy. This study aimed to analyze lymph nodes considered malignancy suspicion retrospectively and underwent excisional biopsy. Patients who underwent excisional lymph node biopsy between January 2011 and December 2021 were evaluated retrospectively. The patient's age, gender, diameter of the excised lymph nodes, excision area, and histopathological examination results were assessed. It was determined that 174 excisional lymph node biopsies were performed. One hundred fifty-six of these patients were included in the study. The average age of the patients was found to be 49.63+15.16 years. It was determined that 51.28% of the patients were women. The average lymph node diameter was determined as 2.75+1.13 mm. It was observed that lymph node biopsy was most frequently performed from the right axillary region (n:49). Lymphoma was detected in 44 of 156 patients (28.2%). Four metastatic lymph nodes and tuberculosis were detected in 4 patients. Excisional lymph node biopsy remains important as an effective and rapid diagnostic method for diagnosing lymphoma.
Keywords: Biopsy, Lymph node, Lymphoma, Malignancy