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Benign enlarged hilar lymph nodes - just diagnosed with thyroid cancer - can they be related even though hilar biopsy was benign?

Benign enlarged hilar lymph nodes - just diagnosed with thyroid cancer - can they be related even though hilar biopsy was benign?

Likely not: If the biopsy was done and showed adequate samplings and the result is benign - it is unlikely that these two ( hilar lymph nodes and thyroid cancer) are related. ...Read more

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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?

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

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oval enlarged lymph node in right axilla, fatty hillum present, color flow shows vascularity present, told prb benign, 6 month recheck, why no biopsy?

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

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What is classed as a enlarged lymph node ?

What is classed as a enlarged lymph node ?

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 more

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How can examination of enlarged lymph node aid in diagnosing certain diseases?

Clinical exam: Clinical exam remains a very important thing in medicine.Examination of the lymph node will give us useful information in regard to the location, the size, the texture, mobility etc. And those characteristics are useful to narrow down the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

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

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

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

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Can lice cause enlarged lymph node?

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Can lice cause enlarged lymph node?

Yes.: Yes. Head lice infection can cause swollen lymph nodes at the back of the head. ...Read more

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Tender enlarged lymph node under chin ?

Tender enlarged lymph node under chin
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Probably your friend: I've had one since a strep throat in med school. Different people have big lymphoid outposts in different places. They're there to help you, and only if they are clearly abnormal (huge, rock-hard, stuck to something they shouldn't be) should you consider biopsy. ...Read more

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