ENLARGED SOLITARY NECK NODE: A STUDY OF 75 PATIENTS

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Muhammad Saleem
Muhammad Said
Hidayatullah Khan

Abstract

Objective:

 

The objective of the study was to evaluate the causes of enlarged solitary lymph node

Material and Methods:

 

This study was conducted at Departments of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Postgraduate Medical Institutes, Peshawar from January 2005 to Dec, 2006. A total of 75 patients were

included. All the patients were evaluated through detailed history and clinical examinations. Beside these,

laboratory, radiological, endoscopic, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and histological studies were

performed.

Results:

 

A total of 75 patients with mean age of 35 years were studied during this period. Male to female

ratio was 1.2:1. Out of 75 patients, 29 (39%) were metastatic, 27 (36%) tuberculous, 16 (22%) had

lymphoma and 1 (1.5%) each of toxoplasmosis, infectious mononucleosis and sarcoidosis.

Conclusion:

 

As malignancy was the commonest cause of solitary neck lymphadenopathy, so every patient

especially old age group should be properly investigated to exclude metastatic diseases.

than one month duration in the neck.

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Saleem M, Said M, Khan H. ENLARGED SOLITARY NECK NODE: A STUDY OF 75 PATIENTS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 8 [cited 2022 Nov. 26];24(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1006
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