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Swollen Neck Glands (Definition)

You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more


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What is bilateral axillary adenopathy reactive?

What is bilateral axillary adenopathy reactive?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Reactive bilateral axillary andenopathy refers to enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the body in the armpit area that is thought to be a reaction to infections as it is the job of lymph nodes to filter infection from the body. ...Read more

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What does unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes mean?

What does unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes mean?

Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning. ...Read more

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What is cause of cervical adenopathy?

Varied: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be from varied reasons including metastatic head and neck cancer, lung cancer, dental cavities, gum disease, lymphoma or can be benign. Follow-up with you physician for further care. ...Read more

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What is retroperineal lymphadenaphy?

What is retroperineal lymphadenaphy?

Lymphadenopathy: is enlarged lymph nodes, for which there are many potential causes. The retroperitoneum(I assume that's what you mean) is an anatomic space behind the peritoneal cavity(which contains most of the abdominal organs and bowel). The retroperitoneum contains the pancreas, kidneys, and aorta. So retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy means enlarged lymph nodes located in the retroperitoneum. ...Read more

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What is schmorls nodes?

What is schmorls nodes?

Vertebral condition: They are protrusions of the cartilage of the intervertebral disc through the vertebral body endplate and into the adjacent vertebra. They are not uncommon, and do not always cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not: Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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

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What is hilar adenopathy?

What is hilar adenopathy?

See below: Hilar adenopathy is a term used by radiologists when describing bulky tissue findings near the blood vessels of the lungs, typically seen on a chest x-ray or chest ct scan. It implies typically that there are enlarged lymph nodes present. Like any finding on an imaging study however, it must be interpreted in context of the patient. You should discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

Go see your doctor. : You didn't give your age. Younger patients can have sarcoidosis(this is not a cancer) which can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Thickening of the wall of the esophagus could be caused by chronic inflammation like from reflux. An endoscopy(looking into the esophagus) may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the meaning (bilateral prominent reactive axillary lymphnodes are seen)?

What is the meaning (bilateral prominent reactive axillary lymphnodes are seen)?

LymphNodeEnlragment: Reactive means that the LymphNodes may be "doing their job".Enlarging to help fight infection ...Read more

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Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks

Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks

Needs evaluation.: A completely normal lymph node will be less than 15mm and have a fatty center. When it enlarges and loses the fatty portion with increased blood flow (hyperemic), it should be sampled with a needle to make sure there is no infection or malignancy within it. More specific advice @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd Click Send Message to begin. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis(cervical osteoarthritis ) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

What is cervical spondylosis(cervical osteoarthritis )  and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

Aging: Spondylosis basically means aging changes of the spine, which can include degeneration of the discs, arthritis in the joints of the spine, bone spurs, bulging discs. Mild and left sided simply refer to the severity and location of the spondylosis, and C4 - 5 tells you which level of the spine is involved. It may seem unusual to have aging changes at age 28, but early spondylosis can be seen. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what cause bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy?

Links: Too long to answer here, however go to these links to read: 1) http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20100318134216aae7eif 2)http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2429031/ 3)http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/460652_3. ...Read more

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What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...Read more

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What is the significance of having multiple para aortic enlarged lymph node?

What is the significance of having multiple para aortic enlarged lymph node?

Need more info: That finding of para-aortic lymph nodes can have a wide ranging list of possibilities depending on the person's medical history. The findings could range from benign inflamed lymph nodes, benign castleman's disease, lymphoma, or cancers. There are too many possibilities and I do not have enough information to be able to tell here. Would need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bilateral supraclavicular lymphadenopathy in Stomach cancer?

Is it possible to have bilateral supraclavicular lymphadenopathy  in Stomach cancer?

Yes , possible: cancer in abdominal cavity usually spreads along thoracic duct that opens on left ( Virchow's node) however there is lymphatic cross overs may spread to the left also Remember most of the time lymphadenopathy is benign not due to cancer , before you come to conclusion see your doctor may need biopsy and culture of tissue. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not: Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cervical lymphadenopathy?

Probably: It likely would depend on how you feel. Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck can result from ear, nose, throat, or viral infections - and the lymphadenopathy may take days or weeks to resolve even after the infection has resolved. If you have a highly contagious infection, you should avoid exposing others regardless of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cervical lymphadenopathy?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes around the neck are very common, especially in children. Far and away the most common cause of these in the front of the neck is viral upper respiratory infections. Such nodes in the back of the neck can be a bit more concerning, particularly in adults. Other causes: strep throat, infected nodes (lymphadenitis), imflammatory conditions, malignancies (lymphoma and others). ...Read more

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Cervical lymphadenopathy with scan, can you tell me more about this?

Yes: Cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck) can be caused by several things. They range from benign ( such as an infection) to serious (as in cancer). Your doctor, after doing a thorough history and physical, can determine how serious it is and if you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical lymphadenopathy?

Yes: The neck lymph nodes typically enlarge with ear, nose, and throat infections - which are quite common. ...Read more

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What is cervical lymphadenopathy? I have scattered subcentimeter lymph nodes throughout my neck should I worry?

Depends: Can you feel the nodes? How long you been able to feel these? Have the nodes become larger, painful or ulcerated? Do you have fever? Did you lose weight? You may watch and wait .You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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56 y/o male has blue pale tongue and painless posterior cervical lymphadenopathy. No fevers, he doesn't know how long this has been the case, ?

56 y/o male has blue pale tongue and painless posterior cervical lymphadenopathy. No fevers, he doesn't know how long this has been the case, ?

Needs evaluation now: If the tongue is a pale blue color, you're probably seeing some sign of anemia. When I think of anemia and enlarged lymph nodes, I think of performing a biopsy of those lymph nodes. This must have evaluation by a doctor - because of the implications of what this could be. It may well have gone on for months, but we need to know what this is now, and therefore get on the right path to treatment. ...Read more

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Enlarged unilateral tonsil for several months, white patches, crypts, no other symptoms, mild anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, recurrent strep +3x?

Prob infection: In an otherwise healthy young person, such symptoms are usually due to infection (strep or otherwise). Since lymphoma can also present like this, it's best to have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Im suffering from difficult in breathing&i hv cervical lymphadenopathy.My sgot 97. Why this?I had 2 dose of hepatitis b as a health care worker also.

Im suffering from difficult in breathing&i hv cervical lymphadenopathy.My sgot 97. Why this?I had 2 dose of hepatitis b as a health care worker also.

Get seen: You say you have a low grade fever, cervical nodes, difficulty breathing, are a health care worker in Sri Lanka. You have tuberculosis until proved otherwise. There are many other possibilities. Please get seen and treated. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Possible: Reason for cervical ultrasound is palpable nodule in mid neck. mild lymphadenopathy rarely of concern and question of parathyroid adenoma is usually just adjacent to upper or lower pole of thyroid. Essential to get throid scan to see if cold or functional nodule present. If cold nodule seen and on follow up it enlarges, then resection needed at which time nodes defined. ...Read more

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My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more

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Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic  nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

See below: After examining the lump in your neck with an ultrasound, the ordering physician believes it to be an enlarged lymph node or less likely an abnormal growth of parathyroid gland. The ct scan will differentiate these 2 causes and help to visualize other nearby lymph nodes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My ultrasound showed cervical lymphadenopathy and hetergeneous ill-defined solid thyroid nodule. Could this be cancer?

Needs med Evaluation: You should go see your doctor and get further investigations. The thyroid nodule may need a biopsy which is best arranged after visiting an endocrinologist or thyroid specialist(ent doctor). ...Read more

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Tsh 0.04 Ultrasound shows Mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule. Parathyroid adenoma, lymphadenopathy am I dying?

Tsh 0.04 Ultrasound shows Mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule. Parathyroid adenoma, lymphadenopathy am I dying?

Neck mass: First you are okay. You need a workup to determine what's going on. A simple blood test for Calcium and parathyroid hormone should let us know whether or not you have a parathyroid adenoma. If those are normal you likely have an an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor may suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) to obtain cells so a pathologist can examine them and help come to a diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more