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What is a lymph node aspiration?

What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad cells from needle aspiration on node means what?

Bad cells from needle aspiration on node means what?

Bad cells: What type of bad cells by fna we are talking about.? Papillary, follicular, hurthle or anaplastic. Bad cell is also a cancer cell. Please read http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...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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Does a lymph node biopsy require the lymph node to be removed entirely?

Does a lymph node biopsy require the lymph node to be removed entirely?

No: Lymph nodes can be biopsied using fna (fine needle aspiration), but it is easier to take the entire node out, subtotal or wedge biopies may not heal and leave larger scars. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics required after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Are antibiotics required after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

No: Often, patients will receive IV antibiotics in the or prior to the procedure, but a prescription for antibiotics afterwards is not necessary. ...Read more

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Nodule in l thyroid lobe with faint focal calcification, multiple enlarged lymph nodes in cervical region.Fna aspirate bloody.Risk of ca?Surgery reqrd?

Nodule in l thyroid lobe with faint focal calcification, multiple enlarged lymph nodes in cervical region.Fna aspirate bloody.Risk of ca?Surgery reqrd?

Thyroid nodule: You have problem with cervical nodes and thyroid nodule. Need more information about neck nodes. Did you have biopsy of any one of those nodes? First you need ct of neck and chest for these nodes and biopsy. Also for thyroid us, thyroid scan, again fna by specialist. Your doctor and endocrinologist have to work with pathologist and surgeon if necessary. See http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Depends: Depends on the physician doing the biopsy. It's a simple procedure. Some physicians use local anesthetic, some use Ethyl Chloride (cold spray), some use nothing at all. Call the physician's office to find out ahead of time how he/she does it so you can anticipate. Good luck. ...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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Can a lymph node fna with flow cytometry rule out lymphoma?

Can a lymph node fna with flow cytometry rule out lymphoma?

Not 100%: Many enlarged lymph nodes are not cancerous are instead benign and a result of another disease process. An fna is a good starting test for evaluating lymph nodes that appear to not be associated with other things that go along with lymphoma, but if suspicion is high, a fine needle aspiration (fna) is not enough and an excisional biopsy is preferred. ...Read more

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What is a needle biopsy of a lymph node like?

What is a needle biopsy of a lymph node like?

Simple: A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymph node. The sample is examined under microscope by a pathologist who can often make a diagnosis without the need for a surgical procedure to remove an entire node ...Read more

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Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to  worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Impossible to say: That is impossible to say without knowing the entire clinical picture, being able to examine the area and not having access to the results of imaging studies. If you are concerned, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What is lymph node excisional biopsy?

Sample lymph node: A surgeon cuts out the entire lymph node for pathological and sometimes microbiological examination. ...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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Lymph node biopsy? What should one expect when results of a lymph node biopsy are "abnormal"?

Expect more.: Biopsy results will not be "abnormal." they will be quite specific as to the abnormailty if any is found. Diagnosis and treatment will be based upon biopsy results so there is no room for generic "abnormal.". ...Read more

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2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?

2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?

Depends on the size: You need to tell us what the ct scan shows in the mediastinum? Are the lymph nodes enlarged? What is their size? You need a follow up ct/pet scan in a couple of months, unless your lymph nodes are larger than 2cm size. Tell us more details. ...Read more