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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Not neccessarily

Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis.
You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician.

In brief: Not neccessarily

Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis.
You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician.
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Dr. Robert Gould
If the lymph node is less than 1.5 cm in size and is taller than wide as well as having central fat, it is very unlikely to be malignant. I would consider fine needle aspiration biopsy Only if you have multiple suspicious lymph nodes by ultrasound or CT appearance.
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