- To review superficial lymph nodes anatomy. - To illustrate a wide spectrum of pathologic disorders affecting nodes. - To analyse normal and pathologic nodes on US,
Doppler correlated with histopathologic findings when available. - To emphasize pitfalls,
diagnostic difficulties and differential diagnoses of the entities.
-Anatomy and distribution of superficial nodes: neck,
axille and inguinal region. -Review of morphologic criteria in normal and pathologic nodes highlighting key imaging features and pitfalls: size,
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
Normal lymph node (fig 1) Why have we rewieved the head and neck lymph nodes? - To review imaging findings of the large number of diseases that develop superficial lymph nodes. - To describe the radiologist’s role - To describe the management of superficial lymphadenopathy - To correlate the radiologic features with pathologic appearance Approach to lymphadenopathy (fig2,
4) I- CERVICAL LYMPH NODES (fig 5) 1- Pyogenic adenitis GENERAL: - Staphylococcus aureus and beta hemolytic...
The majority of patients presenting with peripheral lymphadenopathy have easily identifiable causes that are benign or self-limited. The critical challenge for the primary care physician is to identify which cases are secondary to malignancies or other serious conditions. While modern imaging techniques have improved the diagnostic yields of nodes and their management,
a complete exposure history,
review of associated symptoms,
and a thorough regional examination help determine whether...
Lymphadenopathy and Malignancy ANDREW W.
and DOUGLAS R.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,