Ultrasound of lymph nodes
1 Overview of lymph node ultrasound
Lymph nodes are small lymphatic organs. There are about 600 lymph nodes in the body, but you can only feel or touch a small number. Places where you may feel lymph nodes include:
- Lymph node at end of jaw
- Lymph nodes are behind the ear
- Lymph nodes in the armpits
- Lymph nodes in the neck
- Lymph nodes in the groin
- Lymph nodes are above the collarbone
The size of the lymph nodes is usually different, from as small as a needle to as big as a pea.
Previously, lymph node palpation technique was considered a diagnostic tool but the reliability was not high because small or moderate metastatic lymph nodes in the neck of the patient may be missed while large inflammatory nodes may be received. wrong form through palpation.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and highly suggestive, informative examination that is useful for diagnosing lymph node diseases.
Ultrasound not only confirms or eliminates the presence of the mass, but in many cases can elicit the nature of the disease based on ultrasound markers. Color Doppler ultrasound contributes significantly to increasing the reliability in the evaluation of lymph node pathology.
Your doctor will be able to diagnose problems with lymph nodes such as:
– Lymphadenitis due to inflammatory reaction: Enlarged lymph nodes due to hepatitis, enteritis, AIDS, Sarcoidose, sore throat, oral
– Infectious lymph nodes: (caused by Staphylococcus aureus, infectious disease ..), tuberculosis of lymph nodes.
– Malignant lymph nodes:
+ Lymphoma: Hodgkin’s disease and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Lymphadenopathy of Hodgkin’s disease: initially appears in the neck area, upper lash (T more than P), then spreads throughout the body. Lymph nodes are firm, mobile, painless, asymmetrical, sometimes in clusters, sometimes later enlarged than later. Lymph nodes develop in waves, often accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever, night sweats, weight loss, and itching.
Lymphadenopathy of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL): at first lymph node may be anywhere: neck, armpit, groin or abdominal cavity, solid density, not mobile. Lymph nodes appear and become larger in series, or invasive compression causes pain.
+ Lymph nodes in Leukemia: many places in the body, firm, mobile, painless. Often accompanied by splenomegaly liver, joint pain, anemia, bacterial infection …
– Cancer metastatic lymph nodes: Metastatic lymph nodes from any organ cancer usually located on the lymphatic drainage of that organ.
2. The procedure for performing lymph node ultrasound
2.1 Preparation before an ultrasound
With conventional echocardiography, you do not need to prepare anything to eat, drink and take medicine as usual.
2.2 The process of performing ultrasonography
Most ultrasound procedures take less than an hour, and the procedure may take longer or be shorter depending on your condition.
Your doctor will need to reduce the light in the ultrasound room to help you see the image more clearly, then you will be applied a special gel to increase the ability to transmit ultrasound.
2.3 What should I do after an ultrasound scan?
After performing an echocardiogram, if the doctor finds out the disease you will be consulted enthusiastically about the next steps to take, if there is no problem, you will be allowed to join the doctor. daily activities.
3. Where ultrasound lymph nodes reputation in the city. Ho Chi Minh
36 Ultrasound Clinic is one of the prestigious ultrasound addresses in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM. Since its establishment until now, Clinic has always strived in all medical activities to improve the quality of image diagnosis, healthcare for patients, with strengths such as:
3.1 Clinic equipment:
All modern machinery and equipment are 100% new invested and imported from G7 countries with modern and accurate technology.
3.2 Team of good, experienced doctors:
Being diagnosed by leading experts, experienced professors and doctors, regularly updating knowledge, advanced healthcare methods and modern medical techniques
3.3 Public and transparent costs:
All expenses at 36 Ultrasound Clinic are always publicly and transparently posted, suitable for all patients.
If you have any questions, please contact our 36 Ultrasound Clinic hotline: 0912535098; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to the clinic at 36 Street 6, Khang An Resident, Phu Huu Ward,District 9, HCMCity.