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Iliac Lymph Nodes
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
I need a plain language translation of the following CT results. There is an enlargement of the left and right iliac lymph nodes. There are numerous periaortic lymph nodes.
It : It is difficult to translate, this would depend on many factors. One major factor would be the exact size of the nodes, this would indicate the relative significance. The other major factor is your medical history and why you had the exam in the first place. If you would like a second review of this study, we do offer this service in certain parts of the country. Dr. Khoury radiologist. Usradreview.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.
No: even if you are thin iliac nodes are not palpable. Too deep. Inguinal nodes can be easily palpated- that's in the groin. Also, there other causes for bumps in the belly. Depends which side and location. You could feel enlarged ovarian cyst if you are really skinny. Can feel your own colon on left side - especially if full of poop, and so on. ...Read more
Explain "irregular border abdominal soft tissue density" left external iliac vessels.Swollen lymph nodes sll in neck, abdomen, main portal vein.
Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?
Not yet: Ovarian cancer can best be managed by minimal tumor burden an then intraperitoneal chemotherapy. If there is a well defined chain of nodes such as the iliac nodes, I do a pelvic node dissection. L if the tumor burden represents additional multiple nodules along the surface of the bowel, they must be reduced to smaller than 1cm. In diameter. In addition it is essential that the omentum is out.Ea. ...Read more
Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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