Category Archives: Lymphadenopathy

Lymph nodes – clinical diagnostic approach

About LYMPH NODES WHAT ARE THEY? Lymph node: One of many small, bean-shaped organs located throughout the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes are important in the function of the immune response and also store special cells that can trap cancer … Continue reading

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Abnormal Lymph Node Enlargement on the Neck

When one palpated an abnormal lymph node or nodes on the neck, the differential diagnosis consist of the following: Reactive hyperplasia Malignant lymphadenopathy, either primary  (lymphoma) or secondary (metastatic) TB lymphadenopathy Though not foolproof, the following clinical diagnostic algorithm is … Continue reading

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