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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

Swollen Neck Glands (Definition)

You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical lymphadenopathy?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical lymphadenopathy?

Yes: The neck lymph nodes typically enlarge with ear, nose, and throat infections - which are quite common. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cervical lymphadenopathy?

Probably: It likely would depend on how you feel. Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck can result from ear, nose, throat, or viral infections - and the lymphadenopathy may take days or weeks to resolve even after the infection has resolved. If you have a highly contagious infection, you should avoid exposing others regardless of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not: Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cervical lymphadenopathy?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes around the neck are very common, especially in children. Far and away the most common cause of these in the front of the neck is viral upper respiratory infections. Such nodes in the back of the neck can be a bit more concerning, particularly in adults. Other causes: strep throat, infected nodes (lymphadenitis), imflammatory conditions, malignancies (lymphoma and others). ...Read more

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Cervical lymphadenopathy with scan, can you tell me more about this?

Yes: Cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck) can be caused by several things. They range from benign ( such as an infection) to serious (as in cancer). Your doctor, after doing a thorough history and physical, can determine how serious it is and if you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more