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A 22-year-old male asked:

are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Virchow's is cancer: If everybody with a palpable supraclavicular node had a Virchow's, it wouldn't be a helpful term. Virchow's is a dominant lymph node above the medial left collarbone from malignancy that's gotten there via the thoracic duct. It's obviously very abnormal. You've probably got a palpable supraclavicular node or two yourself just being a young man. Stop worrying about them unless you're clearly sick.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2020

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