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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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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Is it possible for genital TB to spread to neck cervical lymph nodes?

Yes: If it gets disseminated, then yes it can spread to distant lymph nodes ...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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Does TB spread from tubercular neck lymph nodes to fallopian tubes? Is such a spread possible without having pulmonary tb?

Does TB spread from tubercular neck lymph nodes to fallopian tubes? Is such a spread possible without having pulmonary tb?

TB: I think your referring tyo Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis...or Scrofula. Genital tuberculosis (TB) in females is by no means uncommon, particularly in communities where pulmonary or other forms of extragenital TB are common. TB can affect any organ in the body, can exist without any clinical manifestation, and can recur. You should see your GYN. ...Read more

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Is cancer in lymph nodes curable?

Is cancer in lymph nodes curable?

Depends upon type.: There are many types of malignancies / cancers that can be effectively treated when they involve lymph nodes. It is important to know what type of cancer and the overall stage of the disease. Don't give up! ...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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Is lymph node tuberculosis contagious? And is it hard to cure?

Is lymph node tuberculosis contagious? And is it hard to cure?

Scrofula: Scrofula, or TB lymphadenitis, is not contagious. However, anyone with this diagnosis should also have additional medical workup to be sure there is no pulmonary TB (infection in the lungs) which is contagious. TB lymphadenitis is quite treatable, but it is important that tissue from the lymph nodes is sent for culture and susceptibility testing to be sure standard treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get mdr TB during 5th month of TB lymphadenitis treatment? TB lymph node has enlarged.fnac report says its secondary infection.

Is it possible to get mdr TB during 5th month of TB lymphadenitis treatment? TB lymph node has enlarged.fnac report says its secondary infection.

MDR TB: It would be very unusual to develop MDR Mycobacteria during a course of treatment. Most people with this condition become infected initially with MDR strains of this organism. Don't know where you are in Indiana, but most areas of the state have outstanding infectious diseases experts and would consult with one. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cancer in lymph nodes treatable?

Is cancer in lymph nodes treatable?

Lymph node cancers: Cancers can start in lymph nodes like lymphoma, or they can spread to them from somewhere else. If it spread to them, they can be treated but the cure rate is lower. Lymphomas can usually be effectively treated as well. ...Read more

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Is enlarged tracheobronchial lymp nodes can bu cure?

Is enlarged tracheobronchial lymp nodes can bu cure?

Lymph nodes: May indicate inflammation, infection, sarcoidosis or cancer. If the first two, yes; if the second two, no. How long they have been there is helpful to know, somtimes biopsy is revealing. ...Read more

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What causes cervical lymph nodes to be reactive?

Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read more

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Inactive sarcoidosis w/enlarged lymph nodes, but nodes have grown 3mm more...Is this an indication that sarcoidosis is active again?

Inactive sarcoidosis w/enlarged lymph nodes, but nodes have grown 3mm more...Is this an indication that sarcoidosis is active again?

See details: That difference is minimal. However, the presence of enlarged nodes suggest that the disease is active although not active enough to be symptomatic. ...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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Is colon cancer stage 3b pt4a pn1c, no lymph nodes involvement curable?

Is colon cancer stage 3b pt4a pn1c, no lymph nodes involvement curable?

Yes: Stage 3b usually means lymph nodes are involved, so i think your information might not be entirely accurate. However, even stage 3b colon cancer can be treated with surgery and chemotherapy and the chances of cure are good. ...Read more

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For Tb lymphadenitis 6 month treatment is enough? Tb lymph node has completely resolved.

Real answer is: complex. and depends on severity, othre patient factors and culture and senstivity. "While the six months treatment may be sufficient for many patients, each patient has to be individually assessed and, where relevant, treatment duration may have to be extended." http://www.japi.org/august_2009/article_06.pdf ...Read more

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Is breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes cureable?

Is breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes cureable?

Absolutely!: Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body. Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability to kill these cancer cells thru a combination of chemotherapy & one's immune system. Fortunately, we have many effective drugs to rx breast ca, leading to improved cure rates as compared to even a decade ago. Ln involvement is not a death sentence. ...Read more

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Cancer: Does any/minimal lymph node involvement always mean cancer has metastasized?

Cancer: Does any/minimal lymph node involvement always mean cancer has metastasized?

That depends on: what you mean. Hodgkins lymphoma or non- Hodgkins lymphoma start in lymph system. If there is cancer found in a lymph node (& not a lymphatic cancer) then it is metastatic from where it originated. But having a painful or swollen lymph doesn't automatically mean that there is cancer in that particular node. It needs to be tested to know. ...Read more

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What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...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


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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can ...Read more