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Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Size not important: 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

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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM(>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size(growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read more

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Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Lymph node: In early stages, yes, cancerous lymph node is moveable. But in later stages, cancerous lymph nodes become firm to hard, matted (adherent to each other) and adherent to adjacent structures and immoveable. ...Read more

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What could cause a solitary slightly enlarged paratracheal lymph node to remain enlarged 11mm for 2 years? Malignancy?

What could cause a solitary slightly enlarged paratracheal lymph node to remain enlarged 11mm for 2 years? Malignancy?

Malignancy: highly unlikely with 2 years of stability. 11mm is only marginally enlarged, if it otherwise looks normal, probably just an outlier under the normal distribution curve. ...Read more

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more

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Is a 2 CM x 1cm pineal gland cyst considered large?

Is a 2 CM x 1cm pineal gland cyst considered large?

Pineal cyst: A 2cm x 1cm cyst is not particularly large in an adult patient. What is more important is whether it is causing symptoms and whether it shows signs of a possible tumor on mr studies. ...Read more

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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node(s) to be certain there are no cancer cell present. ...Read more

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Level 1 lymph node 1.2 cm w/ hila small punctate foci hypervascular fna show reactive inflam node found out have 2 molar abcesses can this cause ?

Level 1 lymph node 1.2 cm w/ hila small punctate foci hypervascular  fna show reactive inflam node found out have 2 molar abcesses can this cause ?

Yes: Any inflammation in the area drained by a lymph node can lead to enlargement of the node. It may take weeks to months for the lymph node to subside after successful treatment of the infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node a type of lymphoma?

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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There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??

There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??

Unlikely : The upper limits of normal for an aortocaval lymph node is 10 mm. Your lymph node is well within that limit. If you have no history of cancer, there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

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

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How is a popliteal lymph node biopsy performed?

How is a popliteal lymph node biopsy performed?

The popliteal: Space is the pocket behind the knee. There are lymph nodes in this area. A surgeon would numb the skin and tissue and remove the lymph node for pathologic study. ...Read more

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Ct Pet brown fat in neck/ mediastinum near small lymph node difficult to know if node hypermetabolic SUV low in node not enlarged. SIGNIFICANCE?

Ct Pet brown fat in neck/ mediastinum near small lymph node difficult to know if node hypermetabolic  SUV low in node not enlarged. SIGNIFICANCE?

Ultrasound neck: Lymph node small size usually mitigates against neoplasm. An easy way of following lymph node would be ultrasound in a month to see if node enlarges or is stable in size. Tumors usually grow with time. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?

Need follow up: By your doctor , if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node , ( where they are supposed to be and normal ) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up , to rule out it is not some thing serious , go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...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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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...Read more

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Thyroid /neck ultrasound ,there is an underlying 10 mm lymph node with non specific appearance . Is 10 mm big lymph node?

Thyroid /neck ultrasound ,there is an underlying 10 mm lymph node with non specific appearance . Is 10 mm big lymph node?

No, but monitor size: Nodes that enlarge because they are generating lymphocytes to fight an infection. Sometimes, you need an antibiotic. If it is nastier (a thyroid cancer) you get a needle biopsy, and numerous blood tests.0 ...Read more