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Algorithm of Slap et al for When to Biopsy an Enlarged Peripheral Lymph Node in a Young Patient

Purpose:

To determine if a young patient with an enlarged peripheral lymph node probably has a significant disease.

Specialty:

Hematology, Gynecological Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hematology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

A18.1, A51.4, B23.1, C86.5, D76.3, P37.1, R59

Description:

Slap et al developed on algorithm in 1984 which could be used to determine if an enlarged lymph node in a child, adolescent or young adult should be biopsied.

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