Biopsy - Lymphoid Lesions
conjunctiva normally contains a background population of lymphocytes,
especially in the fornix. The conjunctiva may be involved
in systemic lymphoma, or lymphoma, especially of the type
associated with mucosal
tissues (MALT lymphomas) may originate in the conjunctiva.
taking a biopsy of a patient with suspected conjunctival lymphoma,
it is important to handle the tissues gently. It is easy for the
surgeon to induce a crush artifact. The surgeon should prepare
the biopsy properly for submission to the lab.
tissue should be set aside for immunohistochemistry or flow cytometry.
Tissue may be transported to the laboratory in special media.
Contact us if you require
special transport media for immunological marker studies. We also
have facilities to perform gene rearrangement studies in appropriate
the biopsy sample into two pieces: one piece for immunologic studies,
and the other piece for high-quality light microscopy.
who receive the diagnosis of conjunctival lymphoma should be investigated
for evidence of systemic disease. The work-up frequently involves
a complete physical examination, blood tests, imaging studies
of the chest and abdomen, and bone marrow biopsy. If the disease
is confined to the conjunctiva, local radiation treatment is frequently
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