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A 36-year-old female asked:

swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per ct scan. has been swollen for over 6 months. goiter. what's going on?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 54 years experience
Cervical LN caution!: Many inflammations can cause large cervical LNs. LN over 10 mm is generally abnormal. Danger of cervical LN enlargement is that such nodes frequently harbor head and neck neoplasms. If it persists may need biopsy.

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