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Lymph Node Necrosis
Ct report says"nonspecific enlarged lymph node.No gross necrosis by this study to suggest metastatic disease or neoplasm otherwise."do i need a bx?
Likely not.....: Based on what you told me thus far, my index of suspicion is quite low....Best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
My pathology report of eosinophilic chromophobe cancer showed 0percent sarcomatoid, no mention of necrosis or lymph node invasion is this a flavor able?
It depends on when a: How did you know or find out about this probelm? Is it seen on a ct scan? Why do not you ask the doctor who told you about it! if the lymph node is enlarged(?Cause is important here!) then it can have dead cells in the middle of the gland. That is what necrosis/necrotic means. But it is important to find out the cause which may need a biopsy. Your doctor should guide you. ...Read more
My 11 year old son was diagnosed with a necrotic lymph node in his neck and mono, is this possibly cancer? Or could it just be due to the mono?
Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. no necrosis or calcifi?
Biopsy may be needed: Why was a CT done in the first place? If it was because you were feeling sick, then your doctor will probably want to figure out why you have these enlarged lymph nodes. That may take a biopsy. Generally speaking, enlarged lymph nodes are due to infection or cancer. (There are other rare causes.) ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. largest 26x18mm. no necrosis or calcifi. came up in regular body check.No symptoms?
You need follow up: Enlarged nodes may be nothing, but could be serious. This requires you to see a physician. The person who ordered the study might be appropriate. At age 40 you should have a primary care doc. See him/her and if he refers to a specialist, follow up with that person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 12 yr old u/s of lymph node says: morphologically normal lymph node, further evaluation as clinically warranted. What does that mean. ?
Totally thyroidectomy 2012 2013 u/s showed nothing 2015 us showed 6mm ? Residual thyroid or benign appearing lymph node. I think dr left tiny piece in
Total thyroidectomy: A surgeon doing a total thyroidectomy will always leave a small amount of tissue in order to avoid causing compications of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury or hypoparathyroidism. If thyroid cancer was found during surgery, one can get radioactive iodine to ablate the residual tissue. Finding a 6 mm nodule on ultrasound does not necessarily mean that there is recurrence of cancer. ...Read more