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Ct results say numerous small subclinical lymph nodes in right and left neck. Submandibular and parities glands symmetrical in side to side. Meaning?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology

In brief: Most likely benign

We all have lymph nodes - they are the factories that build the cells and compounds that fight off infections.
They can be seen on all ct scans, even in normal patients. When they enlarge, it can be due to infection or something else, like a tumor or lymphoma. Sometimes, even normal sized ones are abnormally functioning on a pet/ct. Symmetry is good, and small is good, almost always.

In brief: Most likely benign

We all have lymph nodes - they are the factories that build the cells and compounds that fight off infections.
They can be seen on all ct scans, even in normal patients. When they enlarge, it can be due to infection or something else, like a tumor or lymphoma. Sometimes, even normal sized ones are abnormally functioning on a pet/ct. Symmetry is good, and small is good, almost always.
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