Edgar M. Moran, M.D.; Paul B. Hoffer, M.D.; Donald J. Ferguson, M.D.; Klaus Ranniger, M.D.; Henry Rappaport, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John E. Ultmann, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The usefulness of staging laparotomy has gained acceptance in the evaluation of Hodgkin's disease. We report our results in the staging of other lymphomas. Fifty-seven patients (26 males, 31 females; ages 14 to 68 years) with poorly differentiated lymphocytic (24 cases), mixed cell (8 cases), and histiocytic (25 cases) lymphoma were studied. None of these patients had established stage IV disease. Their evaluation included a physical examination, chest X ray, skeletal survey, intravenous pyelogram, inferior venacavagram, bipedal lymphangiogram (LAF), technetium-99m liver, spleen, and bone marrow scans, gallium-67 scan, liver function tests, and bone marrow examination. Staging laparotomy included a splenectomy;
Moran EM, Hoffer PB, Ferguson DJ, Ranniger K, Rappaport H, Ultmann JE. Staging of Lymphoma: Clinical, Radiographic, Scintigraphic, and Histologic Correlations.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:824. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-824_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):824.
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