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Location Of Paracaval Nodes
Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal :
Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?
Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.
Usual: There are many there. If tender, relates to some inflammation in the area, or sometimes a viral illness like mono. If non tender and enlarging , some other concerns. Supraclavicular can relate to pulmonary or intra thoracic issue. See your pcp and perhaps some x-rays and occasionally even a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
Not palpable: 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
All small sizes: 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
Bad lymph node.: Concerning lymph nodes are generally rockhard, immovable with respect to the overlying skin, irregularly shaped. That being said, any lymph node that you have felt for more than one month should be examined. ...Read more
What are the names of the lymph nodes located directly underneath the top most portion of the breastbone-are these considered cervical lymph nodes?
Not cervical: If it's above your clavicles, i.e., breastbone, then it's supraclavicular lymph nodes. The cervical lymph nodes are around the neck either anteriorly under the chin/jaw, or posteriorly next to the cervical vertebrae. ...Read more
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In stage III colon cancer what is the significance of spread to 2 of 17 lymph nodes?
What are lymph nodes?
Significant: Cancers spread by either blood vessels or lymphatic pathways. Lymph nodes are collections of tissue along the lymphatic pathways, and are common places for tumor particles to start to grow. Your oncologist can discuss it in detail as to other measures you need to take, such as chemotherapy, radiation, more surgery, or some combination of all of the above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, drug reactions or malignancy (lymphomas, carcinomas). Correlation with your clinical history and a biopsy usually helps in further characterization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hx of cardiac paraganglioma. Enlarged lv.5 posterior lymph node in neck, dur. 5 month and tripled in size. Other lymph nodes swollen too. Metastasis?
See below: The head and neck has a very rich network of lymph nodes. Most are in the neck around the jugular vein, but extend down to the collar bone and are also under the jaw. Nodes may be found in front or behind the ear and occasionally in the very back of the neck (occipital). There are may other places that noses rarely show up (in the face for example.). ...Read more
Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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