Top
10
Doctor insights on: Virchows Node Location

Share
3

3
I have recurring lymph node infection by E.coli. Location is on the back of the neck. Any advice?

I have recurring lymph node infection by E.coli. Location is on the back of the neck. Any advice?

Lymphadenopathy: This is incredibly uncommon, assuming the diagnosis is correct. In almost 50 years of doing infectious diseases practice have never seen E. coli do this. If actually correct you need more thorough evaluation and excision of the lesion and prolonged antibiotic treatment along with assessment of your immune function. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

4

4
What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more

5

5
Does people have lymph nodes they can feel? I can feel one on neck but not on the other side same location. I'm scared I have tonsil cancer.

Does people have lymph nodes they can feel? I can feel one on neck but not on the other side same location. I'm scared I have tonsil cancer.

Lymph nodes...: Lymph nodes are a normal component of the immune system. The react to local infection, inflammation and even cancer by enlarging. The most common cause for lymph node enlargement in the neck region is infection. A worrisome lymph node is one stay stays enlarged. A physical exam by your doctor can help determine why your lymph node is enlarged. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Dr said firm lymph node on neck behind ear doesn't feel movable but hard to tell because of the location. is this normal for location and benign?

Dr said firm lymph node on neck behind ear doesn't feel movable but hard to tell because of the location. is this normal for location and benign?

Lymph node: All lymph nodes should be followed up in 1 month and if they do no regress should be biopsies. If you have sinusitis or otitis that may explain it but still nedd follow up and biopsy . ...Read more

8

8
What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

Head/neck lymph node: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. Greater than 1.0 cm is considered enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain, which in the occipital area is typically the scalp. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

9

9
What is this small lump on my neck - located between the cervical & jugulogastric nodes? I have lump towards that back of my neck. Based on the location of the lump, i think it could be one of the cervical glands. It could also be a cervical or jugulogast

What is this small lump on my neck - located between the cervical & jugulogastric nodes? I have lump towards that back of my neck. Based on the location of the lump, i think it could be one of the cervical glands. It could also be a cervical or jugulogast

It : It is not entirely clear by your description of the location of the swelling, but there isn't a whole lot back there that could swell. A pustule or boil or an enlarged lymph node are the most likely findings, the first being a skin lesion, the second being a secondary lesion. The treatment for a pustule or boil would be warm soaks and drainage of the boil, with or without antibiotics, depending on the size and other conditions, such as other medical problems, symptoms (e.g. Fever). However if it is a lymph node, the location could place it as an occipital lymph node, posterior auricular lymph node (more behind the ear), supraclavicular lymph node (tends to be more in the front of the next above the clavicle) or superior superficial cervical lymph nodes. Next is to determine the pathology of why the lymph node is enlarged. Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and normally are non-tender and relatively small. During infections or invasion with cancer, the lymph nodes can enlarge. It is important to distinguishing between localized and generalized lymphadenopathy is important in formulating a differential diagnosis. Although the presence or absence of tenderness does not reliably differentiate benign from malignant nodes, clearly a non-tender enlarged lymph node is more concerning. In addition, the size of the enlarged lymph node is important, those greater than 1 cm in diameter are considered to be abnormal. A three- to four-week period of observation is prudent in patients with localized nodes and a benign clinical picture. Causes of lymphadenopathy in this area include: 1) superior superficial cervical lymph nodes drain the scalp and neck, skin of arms and chest and enlargement may represent viral infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma or head and neck malignancy 2) occipital lymph nodes drain the scalp and head and enlargement usually represents a local infection, either bacterial or viral 3) posterior auricular lymph nodes drain the external ear and scalp and enlargement usually represents a local infection usually bacterial 4) supraclavicular nodes drain the chest and abdomen and enlargement is concerning for malignancy 5) generalized adenopathy should always prompt further clinical investigation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer