Lymph nodules in liver, lung, digestive system, kidney, bladder, spleen
an 11 mm lymph nodule on my liver for about 1year.
7.0 mm pulmonary lymph nodule in my middle right lung lobe from 2010
until it disappeared in 2012.
multiple lymph nodules in my digestive system as well as very large
golf ball size inflammatory mass in my upper right quadrant.
a 3.6 lymph nodule above and partially on my right kidney as well
as several in and on my bladder, spleen and pancreas.
were there anywhere from 8 months to 2 years before they were suddenly
swelling of lymph gland on each side of my jaw bone behind my ears
underneath my chin and both sides and back of my neck several times
a month that usually disappear in about 4 days and later return.
symptoms bring to mind any disease or condition that you know of?
been this way for the last 5 to 6 years.
help give me a place to start.
you very much for your question.
nodule is a small, localized collection of lymphoid tissue, usually
located in the loose connective tissue beneath wet epithelial (covering
or lining) membranes, as in the digestive system, respiratory system,
and urinary bladder.
nodules form in regions of frequent exposure to microorganisms or
foreign materials and contribute to the defense against them.
differs from a lymph node in that it is much smaller and does not
have a well-defined connective-tissue capsule as a boundary.
does not function as a filter, because it is not located along a lymphatic
nodules frequently contain germinal centers-sites for localized production
small intestine, collections of lymph nodules are called Peyer's patches.
are also local regions where the nodules have merged together.
diseases affect lymph nodes with characteristic consistency and location.
is a term meaning "disease of the lymph nodes."
however, almost synonymously used with "swollen/enlarged lymph
case, the lymph nodes are palpable, and are a sign of various infections
growth of pulmonary perifissural nodules is not a predictor of malignancy.
found solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) are increasing due to liberal
use of high resolution CT scans.
visualization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules is considered a clinical
nodules are sites of lymphocyte (B-cells) proliferation/activation.
structure of a lymphatic nodule is described as a germinal center,
where B-lymphocytes have activated and increased in size, surrounded
by small, inactivated and proliferating B-cells.
lymphatic nodules cab form anywhere in the body when B-cells are activated
by their specific antigen.
lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease which is
characterized by abnormal B lymphocytes (often simply called B cells)
lupus erythematosus (SLE) symptoms vary from person to person, and
may come and go.
lymph nodes are a common symptom of SLE.
areas where the swollen lymph nodes can be felt (with the fingers)
the jaw and chin
back of the head
(there is a chain of lymph nodes on either side of the front of the
neck, both sides of the neck, and down each side of the back of the
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