Ultrasound of neck and F.N.A.
- Clinical Details: Four months right cervical node. Some symptoms of immune disorder. Clinically reactive node.
- Findings: The palpable nodule indicated by the patient does correspond to a reactive appearing lymph node at the cervical chain superiorly, measuring 4mm in short axis. It retains a normal echo pattern and shape. No pathologically enlarged lymph node is seen elsewhere at either anterior triangle of the neck. Both submandibular glands and the thyroid gland are normal in appearance.
Meaning it is a lymph node that is reactive and my thyroid glands are fine. Pathology reported that they didn’t get an ‘ideal sample’ of it, which is odd since the doctor passed the needle 3 bloody times, but the samples taken showed no signs of anything sinister. Unfortunately the doctor I saw today wasn’t the doctor I’ve been seeing since I got out of hospital, so he wasn’t sure where to go from here. He said to keep an eye on it and come back in a month so he can see how it’s going, if it hasn’t subsided by then and I’m still not feeling well they might do another biopsy..
I’m going to name it Nodey, because one must always name their reactive nodes. 🙂