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lymphadenitis_cervical

cervical lymphadenitis

Introduction

  • enlarged cervical lymph nodes are common and usually occur in response to an URTI or tonsillitis
  • they may also occur with other local infections including dental or cutaneous
  • occasionally they may form an abscess within the node which may require surgical drainage
  • more chronic enlargement may be due to atypical forms of TB or neoplasia - metastatic or lymphoma

Anterior cervical lymphadenitis

Posterior cervical lymphadenitis

  • the finding of enlarged posterior cervical lymph nodes is generally more diagnostic in excluding bacterial tonsillitis than the far more commonly enlarged anterior LNs as the common differentials are reduced to:
lymphadenitis_cervical.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/23 21:13 by gary1