A 36-year-old female asked:
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can ent remove a lymph node that's causing pain in the neck just under jaw for months? blood work and ct scan are normal.

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy: Hi, if the lymph node is not going away then it's wise for the ENT doctor to biopsy the node, they usually take the whole thing out to preserve the architecture of the node,and send it for pathology.
Answered on Nov 4, 2015

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