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What is necrotic lymph node?

What is necrotic lymph node?

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

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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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I have a 17mm x 3 CM cervical necrotic lymph node. Ct is scheduled. I had a bad sore throat 8 weeks ago & node very was painful. Could it be nothing?

I have a 17mm x 3 CM cervical necrotic lymph node. Ct is scheduled. I had a bad sore throat 8 weeks ago & node very was painful. Could it be nothing?

Yes: This simply could be secondary to your prior sore throat, but the way in which to find out is to undergo the ct and then determine if other diagnostic procedures are necessary. ...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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If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

Complicated: The nature of the therapy will depend upon the species of mycobacterium you may have. If this is classic m. Tuberculosis the choice of drugs is very different than for, as an example, mycobacterium avium. This can all be worked out effectively by consultation with an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more

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Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. no necrosis or calcifi?

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

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Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. largest 26x18mm. no necrosis or calcifi. came up in regular body check.No symptoms?

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 more

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I found a large cervical lymph node. My dr ordered an u/s today & it showed my node was necrotic.Ct is scheduled. Is this definitely a sign of cancer?

I found a large cervical lymph node. My dr ordered an u/s today & it showed my node was necrotic.Ct is scheduled. Is this definitely a sign of cancer?

Possible,need biopsy: You will absolutely need a biopsy of the lymph node to know what it is. Ct scan of the neck and perhaps the ct scan of the rest of the body once biopsy is done would be also needed. Conditions like viral/bacterial infection, cancer ( lymphoma , hpv related head and neck cancer etc) , autoimmune problem can give you enlargement of the lymph nodes. If you smoke- need to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

Shape, size, locale: Shape, size and location are the biggest clues. Also, they have a different subjective "feel" to a trained set of hands. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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