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The diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in surgically excised spleens
  1. Geoffrey Farrer-Brown,
  2. M. H. Bennett,
  3. C. V. Harrison,
  4. Yvonne Millett,
  5. A. M. Jelliffe
  1. Bland-Sutton Institute of Pathology, London
  2. Radiotherapy Department, Middlesex Hospital, London
  3. Pathology Departments of the Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex
  4. Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London


    A series of 44 spleens removed from patients with Hodgkin's disease before treatment has been reviewed. The difficulties encountered in detecting foci of Hodgkin's tissue and the histological features and characteristics of early invasion are described.

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