CLL and small lymphocytic leukemia

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  • CLL is the peripheral blood manifestation of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma small cell type

  • Named for where it’s discovered

    • If the patient presents with lymphadenopathy and a biopsy is done, the diagnosis will be malignant lymphoma of the small lymphocytic type (i.e., non-Hodgkin’s)

    • If a peripheral smear is examined, it’ll be CLL

    • If CBC picks up an abnormality and a node biopsy is done it’ll be NHL

Category: Medical Subject Notes , Pathology Notes



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