Ann Arbor staging


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Ann Arbor staging

A system for staging Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and guiding therapy. Clinical data is added based on A (absence) or B (presence) of associated symptoms—e.g., night sweats, fever or weight loss of > 10%; other symptoms of HL/NHL include lethargy, fatigability, anorexia and pruritus.
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18) These two findings (17,18) put to question the value of the Ann Arbor staging classification system for primary bone lymphoma.
Staging was performed according to the Ann Arbor Staging system (Table 1).
Ann Arbor Staging corresponded to IPI risk score, with almost all stage I/II patients being low-risk.
To date, the most widely used staging system for malignant lymphomas is the Ann Arbor staging system, which was first used for Hodgkin disease in 1971.
The Ann Arbor staging system has a number of shortcomings, particularly when staging extranodal NHLs, such as OALs, which essentially show different dissemination patterns from nodal lymphomas.
23,24) This feature cannot be documented adequately using the Ann Arbor staging system.
At diagnosis, the bone marrow biopsy revealed lymphomatous involvement by voluminous paratrabecular clusters of centrocyte-like marginal B cells, which were morphologically and immunohistochemically indicative of a marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (stage IV according to the Ann Arbor staging system).

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