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can enlarge lymph nodes 7.5 cm x 5.1 behind stomach be dangerous to remove without any blood products?

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Dr. Lee Pederson
General Surgery 27 years experience
Hard to answer: Usually enlarged lymph nodes can be biopsied with a needle by radiologist. The risk of bleeding is low. This type of question is best answered by your surgeon who knows your particular situation.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Don't need: Real problem is what caused this enlargement of this node, any primary malignancy, additional work up is needed, lymph node could be biopsied per cutaneously , or by laparoscope or open surgery, rarely need blood.

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Last updated May 7, 2015

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