Ann Arbor staging system

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Ann Ar·bor stag·ing sys·tem

(an ahr'bŏr stāj'ing sis'tĕm)
A system used for classifying Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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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.
Presently, both of these would be staged and recorded as IE, using the Ann Arbor staging system.

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