3.0 CME CREDITS
Benign lymphoid proliferations are difficult for the practicing pathologist to diagnose because of significant morphologic and/or clinical overlap with malignant processes. This course addresses specific entities that are often confused or misdiagnosed as lymphoid malignancies, including Epstein-Barr virus infection, Kikuchi lymphadenitis, progressive transformation of germinal centers and follicular hyperplasia, Castleman disease, and marginal/mantle zone hyperplasia. The faculty will discuss each of these entities and identify specific morphologic, clinical, immunophenotypic, and molecular features that may be useful in differentiating between a benign process and a malignant lymphoma. This course will provide a framework for confidently approaching benign lymphoid proliferations and avoiding a misdiagnosis of lymphoma.
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Kyle T. Bradley, MD, FCAP
Sherrie L. Perkins, MD, PhD, FCAP