How to use Lymph-nodes in a sentence
Symptoms can include elephantiasis as well as an inflammation of lymph nodes and vessels.
I had a lumpectomy in June 2003, where they also checked several lymph nodes - the results came back clear.
There are two common surgical techniques for neck lymph nodes.
Sometimes there are tender lymph nodes around the ear or the neck.
Lymph node - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia lymph node - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lymph nodes are components of the lymphatic system.Advertisement
Lymph nodes filter lymph nodes filter lymph fluid, and thus bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances are removed.
Patients with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy do not have unusually large lymph nodes.
At post-mortem get enlarged lymph nodes (mesenteric and abdominal) and focal necrosis of the liver and spleen.
But sometimes, the swollen lymph nodes can block the circulation of tissue fluid.
Cells pass to the mesenteric lymph nodes where the immune response is amplified.Advertisement
The six benign lesions included three false-positive mediastinal lymph nodes in one patient.
Radical Gallbladder Resection If the cancer has spread outside your gallbladder to nearby lymph nodes then your surgeon will do an even bigger operation.
May affect lymph nodes but has definitely spread to other parts of the body.
Palpate the drainage areas of the breast i.e. the lymph nodes - the supraclavicular group and the axillary nodes.
They include the thymus, the bone marrow and the lymph nodes (see ' lymphatic system ' ).Advertisement
They include the thymus, the bone marrow and the lymph nodes (see ' lymphatic system ').
Abdominal ultrasonography showed swollen lymph nodes around the abdominal aorta.
The cancer spread to her lymph nodes and for a long time it looked as if she wouldn't make it.
The lymph nodes can become enlarged when the body experiences a significant infection, but there's no way to say for sure what is going on without an examination.
The lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes and lymph vessels.Advertisement
The swollen lymph nodes are one of the earliest warning signs of infection.
The doctor also palpates the lymph nodes in the neck, under the arms, and in the groin, looking for enlargement.
Since cancer usually spreads via the lymphatic system, adjoining lymph nodes are sometimes removed as well.
In addition, the lymph vessels (tiny tubes that branch like blood vessels into all parts of the body) and lymph nodes (pea-shaped organs that are found along the network of lymph vessels) are also part of the lymph system.
Clusters of lymph nodes are found in the neck, underarm, pelvis, abdomen, and chest.Advertisement
If the doctor has reason to suspect leukemia, he or she will conduct a very thorough physical examination to look for enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, and pelvic region.
The primary infection can cause symptoms like other viral infections, including fatigue, headache, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
Herpetic gingivostomatitis-A severe oral infection that affects children under five years of age; vesicles and ulcerations, edematous throat, enlarged painful cervical lymph nodes occur; chills, fever, malaise, bed breath, and drooling.
There may be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and multiple swollen lymph nodes.
Inflammation of the liver, appendix, intestine, or lymph nodes within the abdomen may cause other complications.Advertisement
Chest and abdominal CAT scans are used to determine whether Ewing's sarcoma has spread to the lungs, liver, or lymph nodes.
Lymphadenitis is the inflammation of lymph nodes.
Lymphadenitis is sometimes accompanied by lymphangitis, which is the inflammation of the lymphatic vessels that connect the lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes are small structures that filter the lymph fluid and contain many white blood cells to fight infections.
Lymphadenitis is marked by swollen lymph nodes that develop when the glands are overwhelmed by bacteria, virus, fungi, or other organisms.Advertisement
The extensive network of lymphatic vessels throughout the body and their relation to the lymph nodes helps to explain why bacterial infection of the nodes can spread rapidly to or from other parts of the body.
Lymphadenitis in children often occurs in the neck area because these lymph nodes are close to the ears and throat, which are frequent locations of bacterial infections in children.
Streptococcal and staphylococcal bacteria are the most common causes of lymphadenitis, although viruses, protozoa, rickettsiae, fungi, and the tuberculosis bacillus can also infect the lymph nodes.
Diseases or disorders that involve lymph nodes in specific areas of the body include rabbit fever (tularemia), cat-scratch disease, lymphogranuloma venereum, chancroid, genital herpes, infected acne, dental abscesses, and bubonic plague.
Diseases that involve lymph nodes throughout the body include mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infection, toxoplasmosis, and brucellosis.Advertisement
The doctor will press (palpate) the affected lymph nodes to see if they are sore or tender, and search for an entry point for the infection, like a scratch or bite.
In children, if the lymphadenitis is severe or persistent, the doctor may need to rule out mumps, HIV, tumors in the neck region, and congenital cysts that resemble swollen lymph nodes.
Although lymphadenitis is usually diagnosed in lymph nodes in the neck, arms, or legs, it can also occur in lymph nodes in the chest or abdomen.
If the child has acutely swollen lymph nodes in the groin, the doctor will need to rule out a hernia in the groin that has failed to reduce (incarcerated inguinal hernia).
Inflammation of lymph nodes due to other diseases requires treatment of the underlying causes.Advertisement
Parents may be concerned that enlarged lymph nodes in their child are malignant.
Other symptoms include skin blisters and discoloration, weakness, sweating, nausea, faintness, dizziness, bruising, and tender lymph nodes.
These symptoms may be accompanied by swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes near the ear.
There may be large amounts of pus-like discharge, and symptoms may include intolerance to light (photophobia), watery mucus discharge, and tenderness in the lymph nodes near the ear that may persist for up to three months.
Within two weeks of the blister's appearance, lymph nodes near the site of injury become swollen.Advertisement
The symptoms usually disappear within a month, although the lymph nodes may remain swollen for several months.
In such cases, a small sore develops on the palpebral conjunctiva (the membrane lining the inner eyelid) and is often accompanied by conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membrane) and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear.
The appearance of painful and swollen lymph nodes is another reason for consulting a doctor.
When cat-scratch disease is suspected, the doctor will ask about a history of exposure to cats and look for evidence of a cat scratch or bite and swollen lymph nodes.
Common sites include the lungs, spleen, liver, mucous membranes, skin, and lymph nodes.
Low dose radiation therapy may be given to the whole body, or it may be used to alleviate the symptoms and discomfort due to an enlarged spleen and lymph nodes.
It may be taken internally to help heal staph abscesses and reduce swelling of the lymph nodes.
Children with XHIM are more likely to develop enlarged lymph nodes than children with other primary immunodeficiency disorders.
The doctor will also examine the child's joints and the lymph nodes in the neck for signs of swelling.
The lymph nodes near the ears, called the preauricular nodes, may be swollen.
Since the lymphatic system of the newborn is not well developed, follicles will not usually be present, and the lymph nodes will not be enlarged, but the eye of the neonate with chlamydia will be red and inflamed.
It will become red and swollen, and there may be enlarged and tender lymph nodes in front of, or behind, the ear.
The lymph nodes in the patient's neck may also become swollen.
The name comes from the key symptoms of the disease, which involve the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, the skin, and the lymph nodes.
The HIV-mediated destruction of the lymph nodes and related immunologic organs also plays a major role in causing the immunosuppression seen in persons with AIDS.
Lymphadenopathy-A disorder characterized by local or generalized enlargement of the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels.
Their lymph nodes may be absent or larger than usual, and in some types of immune deficiency the spleen and liver may be enlarged.
The lymph nodes contain organisms that destroy bacteria and other disease causing organisms (also called pathogens).
Children with XLA often have small tonsils and lymph nodes and may develop chronic skin infections.
Lymphatic vessels-Part of the lymphatic system, these vessels connect lymph capillaries with the lymph nodes.
Symptoms include painful, bright red, often ulcerated tonsils, enlargement of lymph nodes (glands) beneath the jaw, fever, and general discomfort.
Symptoms include sore throat, chills, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
About 10 percent of patients develop malignancies, usually leukemia or tumors in the lymph nodes (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma).
Parents should pay attention to unexplained fevers; night sweats; or tender, swollen lymph nodes.
A modified radical mastectomy removes the entire breast, plus the lymph nodes found in the under arms.
After the 2005 diagnosis, Lyon underwent a modified radical bilateral mastectomy, which involved removing both of her breasts and 29 of her lymph nodes.
The cancer cells will first spread to the nearest lymph nodes clusters in the body, such as the underarms, groin and neck.
Affected lymph nodes can be removed before the cancer spreads further.
This is the most serious type of skin cancer because it can quickly spread from the skin through the lymph nodes or blood and into internal organs.