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Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm. What are the causes?

Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm.  What are the causes?

Nothing of concern: This is a benign biopsy of your lymph node. The reported changes are of no consequence. Although it is not possible to be certain about what caused these changes, infection/s in the throat(which are very common in healthy adults) is the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

It depends: There must be some reason to have this lymph node biopsy done? Are you sick or well? Do you have any signs of cancer in your Abdomen or in the chest? Those are the usual reasons to do a biopsy of the Virchow's node. Was this lymph node enlarged? Send us all the above details, then we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read more

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What is rare pulmonary histiocytosis?

What is rare pulmonary histiocytosis?

Pathology term: Actually, the pathologist is probably talking about "rare pulmonary histiocytes". That's normal and reassuring. Talk with your physician about what your results mean. ...Read more

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Has any one heard of histiocytosis?

Has any one heard of histiocytosis?

Yes...: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (lch) is a rare disease that begins in lch cells (a type of dendritic cell which fights infection). Sometimes there are changes in lch cells as they form. These changes may cause the lch cells to grow and multiply quickly, causing tissue damage. See nci website: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lchistio/patient. ...Read more

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What symptoms make langerhans cell histiocytosis the most likely diagnosis?

What symptoms make langerhans cell histiocytosis the most likely diagnosis?

Bone and skin change: In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, excess immune system cells, the Langerhans cells build up . These cells, which help regulate the immune system, are normally found in the skin, lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, liver, and bone marrow. In histiocytosis, excess immature cells usually form tumors called granulomas. When granulomas develop in the bones, they cause pain, swelling and Fx. ...Read more

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Histiocytosis eosinophilic granuloma; what are signs of it returning?

Histiocytosis eosinophilic granuloma; what are signs of it returning?

Not in 400 character: To find out useful information on this disease please go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001133/. ...Read more

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Will I be able to donate blood after having langerhans cell histiocytosis?

Will I be able to donate blood after having langerhans cell histiocytosis?

Langerhans: There is a debate as to whether Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is malignant or a benign process. I consider it to be a malignant one. The Red Cross rejects blood from patients who have a diagnosis of malignancy. I would check with your local Red Cross Chapter and specifically ask their policy Clearwater Office 2481 Sunset Point Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765 Phone: (941) 629-4345 ...Read more

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My son is active in sports and has to have chemo to treat lch (histiocytosis) would a port be necessary?

My son is active in sports and has to have chemo to treat lch (histiocytosis) would a port be necessary?

Factors to consider: The insertion and tedious care needed for maintenance of a port are a consideration based on multiple factors. The frequency of treatments, nature of the meds to be used, the duration of treatments, availability of sites etc. If a patient has good natural access points ( veins) and a central vein is not needed due to the nature of the meds, no port may be needed. Discuss your options with the doc. ...Read more

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