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Hypoechoic Lymph Node
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. More specific advice @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd Click Send Message to begin. ...Read more
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
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
Slow growing painless mass on neck (7 mo), US shows 2.0 cm hypoechoic lymph node, looks benign. CBC normal. 99.5-100.5 temp. Should we biopsy?
If its growing: in size, I would have it biopsied. ...Read more
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
Got my son's abdomen and pelvis sonography done. The report says few centimeter hypoechoic lymph nodes found. what does it mean?
Meaning of Thyroid U/S showed solid nodule 1.0 x 1.1 x 1.6 CM containing mild peripheral vascularity w/o calcification & rounded hypoechoic lymph node?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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