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What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: "short axis"

diameter is just what it sounds like.
.. the shortest measurement of length, width, or height, which in your case is 0.6cm. Many find the short axis measurement a more reliable indicator of abnormality than the long axis measurement. Generally about 5mm is the upper limit of normal, so a 0.6cm node would be mildly enlarged. There are many potential causes, most benign. Shape is also important.

In brief: "short axis"

diameter is just what it sounds like.
.. the shortest measurement of length, width, or height, which in your case is 0.6cm. Many find the short axis measurement a more reliable indicator of abnormality than the long axis measurement. Generally about 5mm is the upper limit of normal, so a 0.6cm node would be mildly enlarged. There are many potential causes, most benign. Shape is also important.
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