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Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. what does that mean ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Probably benign node: When a mass is palpated in the neck it is usually abnormal and suggests a new, possibly metastatic lesion requiring bx and then therapy. If a hypoechoic mass is noted this is a solid lesion and with above description is a lymph node that is characterized by the fatty hilum. If lesion enlarges bx needed unless a primary lesion defined that may be causing nodal enlargement. Therapy then needed
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