necrotic lymph nodes

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

What is necrotic lymph node?

It depends on when a

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

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

Yes

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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.
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Dr. Ashu Syal answered:

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?

Necrotic lymph node

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A pathologist who evaluated your child's lymph node is the best person to answer your concern.
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Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Maybe not

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

Complicated

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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
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

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

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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.
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My pathology report of eosinophilic chromophobe cancer showed 0percent sarcomatoid,no mention of necrosis or lymph node invasion is this a flavor able?

Seems to be.

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Apperently, these cancers tend to be localaized and are less aggressive than other renal cancers. If treated early, studies suggest that these have a relatively good prognosis. Also, if there is no necrosis or lymph node invasion, this tends to point to a favorable prognosis. With proper treatment, it appears that removal will free you of this cancer. Best of luck!
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Dr. Walter Husar answered:

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.....

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Based on what you told me thus far, my index of suspicion is quite low....best to discuss this with your physician.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

Can a cat scan detect if a swollen neck lymph node is cancerous bc my Ent dr said it can? I thought only a biopsy can. Thanks.

Biopsy is gold stand

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Biopsy of the abnormal lymph node is the gold standard - looking at the tissue under the microscope will make the diagnosis. However, the appearance of a lymph node on CT can sometimes predict whether it is more likely benign or malignant. For example, if the center of the node looks like it is necrotic, that is more common with malignancy. Please see your doctor and keep working this up!!
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