Are you sure it is a "lymph node" or is it perhaps an impacted salivary gland? Both are common after dental work on the lower jaw. A quick visit to the ENT will put your fears to rest. Overwhelmingly, it's nothing to worry about.
something as simple as an infection and something as serious as cancer
Enlarged and tender lymph nodes are a symptom of infection. If you've had an extraction and are now experiencing tender, enlarged lymph glands, you should contact your dentist or family doctor.
peripancreatic lymph near pancreas
Palpation (feeling) tells your health care provider if your lymph nodes are enlarged.
The significance of enlarged lymph nodes connected to breast cancer is that when these lymph nodes get enlarged by either cancerous cells or other problems, it may be felt at breast examination.
A reactive lymph node is the same as an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes can become enlarged for a variety of reasons, most of which aren't serious. The ICD code for a reactive lymph node is 785.6.
Buboes are the enlarged lymph nodes that are noticeable in victims of bubonic plague. Buboes occur in the lymph nodes of the armpit and groin areas of the body.
A hilum is a place where arteries, veins, and nerves enter and leave a structure. There hilums all over the body including the spleen, kidney, lung, and lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy means that something is wrong with the lymph nodes. But in general usage it means the lymph nodes are enlarged. So in hilar lymphadenopathy, there are lymph nodes around whatever organ that are enlarged.
A reactive lymph node is a lymph node which is enlarged and usually tender, due to disease of the part of the body that it drains.
Most likely it's an enlarged lymph node. The question is why it's enlarged, and for that you should see a physician. Could be a cold, could be cancer. See a physician.
the term for englared or palpable lymph nodes is lymphadenopathy.
Lymph nodes act as a drainage system. Depending in which part of the body inflamed lymph nodes can mean infection
Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused from many things. This includes an illness or infection. Some cancers can also cause swollen lymph nodes. See a doctor as soon as possible to rule out serious problems.
Pathological adenopathy means that glands are enlarged. This usually is used to refer to the lymph nodes when they are enlarged.
It can. The nodes are making more white blood cells than they usually do. And this is in response to something that they are trying to "kill" or "remove". Does your doctor know? If not you should see him now.
They are called buboes.
Mildly enlarged periportal and gastrohepatic ligament lymph nodes are usually seen in malignancies of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and lymphoma. For those with enlarged periportal and gastrohepatic ligament lymph nodes without evidence of the above malignancies, biopsies are recommended to ascertain where the malignant cells are coming from.
It likely means that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
If the patient has enlarged lymph nodes or the depth of the tumor has led to the evaluation by CAT scan showing enlarged nodes, resection of the nodes will be considered.
These are immaginatively named the Lymph Nodes.
Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy
They are called buboes.
Hilar adenopathy is a term for enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes.
enlarged lymph nodes (portahepatis)may be due to:- 1)inflammatory due to chronic cholicystitis. 2)neoplastic (abdominal lymphoma) 3)as a metastasis due to adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
I had an enlarged spleen and enlarged lymph nodes and it turned out that I had Mono. I don't think your "spleen" has anything to do with your wisdom teeth coming in. But, in uncommon cases, infection to your wisdom teeth can sometimes cause enlarged lymph nodes, but only if the teeth are "impacted". A dental impaction is where an unearthed tooth is growing in crooked underneath the gumline. This also causes other dental problems such as crooked teeth. If the lymph nodes your are referring to are painless and are swelling with other symptoms, then you might have a serious condition, which also means you need to see a doctor immediately. The swelling in the lymph nodes in your neck are the ones to swell if your teeth are infected from an impaction. Also, only the lower teeth can cause lymph node swelling in your neck. The nodes will be tender, moveable, and causing pain in any way. Any kind of severe infection in your mouth, including a wisdom tooth infection, can cause your lymph nodes to become larger. The spleen should not be directly affected though.