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Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks

Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks

Needs evaluation.: A completely normal lymph node will be less than 15mm and have a fatty center. When it enlarges and loses the fatty portion with increased blood flow (hyperemic), it should be sampled with a needle to make sure there is no infection or malignancy within it.
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Does a hypoechoic lymph node with size 8.4mm*2.9mm considered enlarge? I often use my hand to prod it. Will this action aggravate it?

Does a hypoechoic lymph node with size 8.4mm*2.9mm considered enlarge? I often use my hand to prod it. Will this action aggravate it?

In most: Instances that size wouldn't be considered enlarged. However, there are other features (e.g. morphology/shape) that are also important in determining whether a lymph node looks abnormal on ultrasound. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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My husband got an abdomenal ultrasound done, the report says porta hepatis 16x6mm hypoechoic lymph node found. What are the possible diagnosis?

My husband got an abdomenal ultrasound done, the report says porta hepatis 16x6mm hypoechoic lymph node found. What are the possible diagnosis?

Lymph nodes: It all depends on what is being looked for. A lymph node that measure over 10mm in one direction is considered abnormal, but it has to correlate with a disease being sought. You both, can talk to the doctor to find out the consideration he was making when the ultrasound was ordered. ...Read more

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What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

Less echogenic: Meaning that the node will generate fewer internal echoes suggesting edema or loss of normal architecture of the node. The finding in and of itself is non specific and could suggest inflammation, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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Got my son's abdomen and pelvis sonography done. The report says few centimeter hypoechoic lymph nodes found. What does it mean?

Got my son's abdomen and pelvis sonography done. The report says few centimeter hypoechoic lymph nodes found. What does it mean?

Lymphadenopathy: You need to get your son checked for the cause of lymph node and make sure the liver and spleen are not enlarged
can be a virus infection or some thing more then that ...Read more

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0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

LN/ tonsils: Where is the swelling? How did the thyroid look like on imaging? What are thyroid functions/antibodis? The LN could be from the tonsils. Are you having a sore throat? strep? Mononucleosis? ear infection? allergies? If your throat /allergies symptoms resolve over the next month or 2 and the LN does not then consider a LN biopsy, or thyroid biopsy if there are thyroid nodules. Discuss with doc ...Read more

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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Not neccessarily: Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an
echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with
ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis.

You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node a type of lymphoma?

Echo character: Tells very little. It is usually used to aid in finding the node to perform an aspiration. Hypechoic zone can indicate solid or fluid filled space. Size would help, but only cells, and in lymphoma, perhaps an excisional biopsy and test for gene re-arrangements would help. ...Read more

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Well defined, 1.2cm solid hypoechoic cervical lymph node with eccentric fatty hilum duration of 5 months. History of cardiac paraganglioma. Is it cbt?

Probably not: Paraganglioma are uncommon tumors of the paraganglia system, used to control blood oxygen levels. Cardiac paraganglia are very rare. The lymph node you describe is only slightly enlarged, and so is unlikely to represent metastatic disease. A scintigraphy (sestamibi or fdg) study is better able to detect metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What really does it mean to have: "portal hepatic hypoechoic structure lymph nodes in sizes 2.5 cm, 1.5 CM and 1.7cm"?

What really does it mean to have: "portal hepatic hypoechoic structure lymph nodes in sizes 2.5 cm, 1.5 CM and 1.7cm"?

Something is wrong: Those are large lymph nodes (we use <1 cm in most areas for normal). Without knowing your history, it could mean many things, ranging from infection to more serious issues. You need to speak to your gi, and/or primary doctor. ...Read more

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1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. Could perform CT? Should I be concerned? Possibly cancer sign?

1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. Could perform CT? Should I be concerned? Possibly cancer sign?

Lymph node?: While it could be fine, the term "abnormal" is generally not comforting. If it's readily accessible, it should be removed and sent to a lab for formal pathological analysis. ...Read more

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Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

It is not serious: Observe means it can be watched and monitored for any further growth in size. If it increases in size such that you can feel it, then it should be removed or a biopsy done to find out the cause and rule out cancer in the lymph node. ...Read more

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Ultrsnd of sprclvicular lymph node shows. 8x.4x.6cm hypoechoic oval structure w/ a slight area of inhomogeneous echogenicity along 1 side. Is this bad?

Ultrsnd of sprclvicular lymph node shows. 8x.4x.6cm hypoechoic oval structure w/ a slight area of inhomogeneous echogenicity along 1 side. Is this bad?

Not necessarily: An enlarged lymph node could be a benign reaction to an infection or a sign of malignant spread. A proper evaluation by physician with possible corse of antibiotic may result in regression of the node. However, a biopsy may be needed if the node persists or get larger. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned. I have 2 hypoechoic solid exophytic nodules with increased blood flow 1.5-1 CM &isthmus is 8 mm &small submandibular lymph node?

Should I be concerned. I have 2 hypoechoic solid exophytic nodules with increased blood flow 1.5-1 CM &isthmus is 8 mm &small submandibular lymph node?

Need followup: Sounds like you need additional followup. If these are thyroid nodules then the next thing to know would be if they are functional (producing thyroid hormone) or not, that is usually done with a nuclear medicine scan. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but certainly don't ignore it. Call the doctor who ordered this test and follow up. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Probably benign node: When a mass is palpated in the neck it is usually abnormal and suggests a new, possibly metastatic lesion requiring bx and then therapy. If a hypoechoic mass is noted this is a solid lesion and with above description is a lymph node that is characterized by the fatty hilum. If lesion enlarges bx needed unless a primary lesion defined that may be causing nodal enlargement. Therapy then needed ...Read more