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Benign Enlarged Lymph Node
Benign enlarged hilar lymph nodes - just diagnosed with thyroid cancer - can they be related even though hilar biopsy was benign?
Serendipitous discovery of enlarged lymph node in nf1 sufferer by pet - removal/biopsy planned. Should i be worried or is this likely to be benign nf?
Removal is better : Lymph mode needle biopsies are sometimes difficult to interpret thoroughly. If an excision of the node is possible, that may be a better option. That way the pathologist reviewing your case will be able to asses the complete nodal architecture. The only worry to have at this point is getting the best sample possible to correlate with the pet. ...Read more
oval enlarged lymph node in right axilla, fatty hillum present, color flow shows vascularity present, told prb benign, 6 month recheck, why no biopsy?
Clinical decision: This is the decision made by your clinician based upon their assessment of your condition. If you doubt that this is correct you should go and get a second opinion. No good clinician will be upset by this. Most will recommend a source to which you can turn. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes >1 cm: On ct scans, sometimes >1 cm is called enlarged, but in certain parts of the body 6-9mm may be called enlarged, when radiologists are looking for cancer. An important question is why is the lymph node the size it is, whether it is 8mm, 18mm, or 28mm. For example, in normal children, many of them have neck lymph nodes 1 cm or bigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If not gone in a week, seek care. ...Read more
Wait: Wait for pathology results report. Anything else is just a guess. ...Read more
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