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Doctor insights on: Meaning Of Lymph Nodes

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What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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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What's the meaning of fibrotic lymph nodes ?

What's the meaning of fibrotic lymph nodes ?

Scarred Lymph node: When a lymph node is affected by infection or tumor or trauma, it can undergo scarring like any other part of the body and this is called fibrous lymph node if scarring is seen on biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

Not much: Lymph nodes are filters of disease processes and can react to infection, surgery, trauma, and tumor, nonspecific inflammatory nodes are reacting to inflammation of some sort can be tonsilllitis, sore throat, viral infection etc all these nodes are benign and usually will disappear once inciting process has resolved. ...Read more

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Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal : Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal :
Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Probably OK. : The nodes you mention do not meet criteria to be called abnormal at this point. That said... please follow up to ensure they don't get larger. Your doctor will order a scan in a few months. ...Read more

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What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

Submental ?: 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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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

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 more

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What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

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

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Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

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

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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

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

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What are the characteristics of a shotty lymph node?

Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902

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Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

Name=location: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and carries blood from the left side of the heart starting upwards and then curving back down. It branches as it courses up then down. It is surrounded by lymphatic tissue including nodes and lymphatic vessels. "peri-aortic" means around the aorta. ...Read more

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Suv of 5.2 of lymph node alongiliac chain is this mean mestastises?

Suv of 5.2 of lymph node alongiliac chain is this mean mestastises?

Worrisome!: Lymph nodes with an suv on pet scan of 2 or so imply that the node is negative for tumor. Suv of 5 or more is worrisome. The node needs to be biopsied. ...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 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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What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for exam. ...Read more

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Ct results lymph nodes no significant adenopathy by size or enhancement ctitetia. Lymph node margins are sharply defined. Normal?

Ct results lymph nodes no significant adenopathy by size or enhancement ctitetia. Lymph node margins are sharply defined. Normal?

Probably normal: Criteria for lymph node enlargement on ct is by size, usually smaller than 10 mm although benign nodes associated with inflammatory processes can be larger.Sometimes lymph nodes enhance with inflammation or tumor, irregular with tumor. Elongation of nodes is more for benign versus round of oval sometimes leans toward tumor. Impression by radiologist reading study is most important. ...Read more

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Can swollen, firm lymph nodes be predictive symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can swollen, firm lymph nodes be predictive symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes are present in many conditions, most commonly in viral illnesses. However, enlarged lymph nodes that persist beyond about 6 weeks should be evaluated for the possibility of lymphoma or other illness. ...Read more