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Persistent Reactive Lymph Node That Is 2 Cm
What could cause a solitary slightly enlarged paratracheal lymph node to remain enlarged 11mm for 2 years? Malignancy?
Malignancy: highly unlikely with 2 years of stability. 11mm is only marginally enlarged, if it otherwise looks normal, probably just an outlier under the normal distribution curve. ...Read more
Solid superficial subcutaneous 6x12mm nodule and presumed reactive lymph node. appears non specific. palpable. cervical. pediatric?
More specific: Your question can be better answered if you are more specific with what you are asking. I apologize, but "pediatric" what? ...Read more
Is it true that palpable posterior cervical lymph nodes are mostly malignant? Is a palpable node always enlarged?
No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable. ...Read more
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
Pet/ct says rt level iia lymph node 15x24 and left level iia lymph node measures 11x22. Findings are likely reactive in etiology. What does this mean?
Less likely cancer: Reactive indicates that the degree of activity on the pet/ct was in the range of an inflammatory response of a lymph node or nodes, i.e. Some process near the nodes that caused the activity. Discuss this with your doctor that referred you for the scan. ...Read more
Are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.
Virchow's is cancer: If everybody with a palpable supraclavicular node had a Virchow's, it wouldn't be a helpful term. Virchow's is a dominant lymph node above the medial left collarbone from malignancy that's gotten there via the thoracic duct. It's obviously very abnormal. You've probably got a palpable supraclavicular node or two yourself just being a young man. Stop worrying about them unless you're clearly sick. ...Read more
What does an eccentric hilum for a 2.2cmx1.2cm cervical lymph node with .5cm hypogenic area inside indicate? Lymphoma or just reactive node?
Level 1 lymph node 1.2 cm w/ hila small punctate foci hypervascular fna show reactive inflam node found out have 2 molar abcesses can this cause ?
Yes: Any inflammation in the area drained by a lymph node can lead to enlargement of the node. It may take weeks to months for the lymph node to subside after successful treatment of the infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Thyroid /neck ultrasound ,there is an underlying 10 mm lymph node with non specific appearance . Is 10 mm big lymph node?
Hi what means a hypoechoic elongated lymph node in my neck.. And a prominent lymph node with loss of tbe normal fatty hilum.. That means have malignan?
Mesenteric lymph node bx showed possible reactive lymphoid process.Now Oncology consult due to mult.enlarged lymph nodes/lung nodules.Being cautious?
Yes: Plan for a normal future. These biopsies are often difficult and you'd do well to have a few pathologists look at it. ...Read more
Indeterminate but concerning lymph nodes in the mesenteric lymph nodes...In a CT scan report. Aslo 2 cyst near ovary. Doe this mean cancer.
Not necessarily: Why was the ct done in the first place? Slightly enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery are not specific for cancer. They may be normal variant or inflamed nodes. Cysts in the ovary or near? If simple cysts unlikely to be malignant again. However, one's symptoms that led to ct scan should be the context in which one reviews imaging or lab results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??
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
My enlarged lymph node biopsy showed "reactive follicular hyperplaisa, chronic lymphadenitis" which is a great relief. Is it normal that the other nodes remain swollen (without increase) for long time?
Probably: Lymph nodes may swell in response to an infection or other problem. They should go back to normal size but don't always. The pathology shows that you had an infection or inflammation. If any nodes change or continue to enlarge, further work up may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a CT scan has shown several suncentimetre lymph nodes seen in each axilla, most likely representing reactive lymph nodes. does this mean i have bre?
Sorry: Your question was cut off. I could guess at what you would have asked but best to just resubmit with a clear question. Take care. ...Read more
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
What does "scattered small retroperitoneal, and primary left para-aortic lymph nodes noted, likely reactive" mean?
Hypodense nodule in right thyroid bed. 11mm x 9mm significance is unknown. Nonspecific lymph nodes. What are chances this could be cancerous?
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