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A 30-year-old female asked:

My 3 year old son has a palpable cervical lymph node which measures 136mm with intact hilum got neck ultrasound done which reveals few intraparotid lymph nodes on left side with largest 5mm,thyroid and submandibular and right parotid glands normal.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Lymph node: The lymphatic system as as a filtering system for infections, trapping pathogens to keep them from spreading.Cervical lymph nodes filter the entire he'd/upper neck area, so an URI, sinus infection, or enlarged tonsils/adenoids, can trigger node enlargement. So can decayed tweet, gum disease, or one of the many transient oral infections. Pro baby would be wise to have son's Dentist check.
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