Ann Arbor staging system

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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Staging was performed according to the Ann Arbor Staging system (Table 1).
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.

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