Medical News Today: What to know about swollen cervical lymph nodes

The cervical lymph nodes are tiny glands located in the sides and back of the neck. These glands can become swollen. In this article, learn why this is and how to treat it.
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This study enrolled 74 patients (136 edematous legs) in whom indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography and LVA were performed. The rate of detection and the diameter of the lymphatic vessels were recorded. The lower extremity lymphedema index (the total sum of the squares of the circumference for five areas in each leg divided by the body mass index) was obtained before and 6 months after LVA. The rate of improvement in the affected lower limbs after LVA was also calculated.ResultsThe clinical lymphedema pattern was determined to be bilateral in 62 patients and unilateral in 12. Patients with bilateral lymphedema were sign...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe predictive efficiency and accuracy of the scoring system were acceptable, and the system could be used to predict and screen groups at high risk for breast cancer-related lymphedema.
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
In this study, we establish a novel MRL protocol to characterize the normal and abnormal characteristics of different clinical stages of BCRL in patients using high-spatial-resolution MRL. Methods Fifty females with unilateral upper extremity BCRL underwent MRL. Lymphatic vessel morphology in normal and affected limbs was compared. The appearance, distribution pattern, morphologic characteristics, and maximum transversal diameter of the lymphatic vessels, dermal backflow, and regeneration of lymphatic vessels were analyzed. Results Lymph fluid was retained in the subcutis of the affected limbs, and no edema was obser...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research
We report the case of a 58-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease of unknown etiology who had undergone right renal transplantation 11 years before. After the transplant, the patient soon developed bilateral progressive swelling involving feet and legs. The symptoms of the left limb improved markedly after discontinuing everolimus. This condition has been classified as everolimus-induced lymphedema. The patient was referred to our department for the execution of a noncontrast magnetic resonance lymphangiography, that is, a noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging technique that has recently proposed for the s...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research
ImpediMed, a company based in Carlsbad, California, won clearance from the FDA for its SOZO device to assess protein calorie malnutrition. The condition can be common in cancer patients, so recognizing it before obvious symptoms, such as muscle wasti...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
Magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL) has increased our knowledge of lymphatic anatomy and lymphedema pathophysiology and improved the efficacy of microsurgical procedures to manage peripheral lymphedema. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of MRL to detect communications between superficial and deep lymphatic systems in breast cancer-related lymphedema (BRCL) and to investigate whether these communications could preserve lymphatic drainage of the hand.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Lymphedema, Secondary Interventions:   Other: Physical therapy treatment;   Behavioral: Lifestyle treatment Sponsors:   Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences;   Montebellosenteret, Mesnali, Norway Not yet recruiting
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Conclusions: Axillary reverse mapping is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed during axillary lymph-node dissection, helping to prevent the subsequent development of arm lymphedema. Trial registration: #SCURCTN3276, retrospectively registered on 11 April 2017 at Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of medicine-Suez Canal University. PMID: 31807140 [PubMed]
Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
Lymphatic Research and Biology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Lymphatic Research and Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
Lymphatic Research and Biology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Lymphatic Research and Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
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