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is it true that palpable posterior cervical lymph nodes are mostly malignant? is a palpable node always enlarged?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable.

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