Causes Of Lumps In The Neck Area?
Hello doc, I am a 43 yr old male on 4/8/2017 check the lump in the left neck to specialists starting from Sp. In then to Sp. Surgery and was referred to Sp. In again. After a chest X-ray, neck ultrasound, FNAB (take a sample using a needle), I was diagnosed with glandular tuberculosis, was treated with proTB for almost 8 months and it didn’t go away. I stopped the medicine because an ulcer appeared. Then I went back to see doctor Sp. A different surgery but in the same hospital, a biopsy was done and it was concluded that it was not glandular tuberculosis as before. Clinical Diagnosis: Supraclavicular lymphadenopathy (S). According to the doctor, what steps should I take to get my recovery? thank you
Hi AmorBali .. Thank you for the question given.
The presence of a lump in the neck area can be caused by several things such as enlarged lymph nodes / lymphadenopathy, lipoma, enlarged thyroid gland, tumors in the neck area. To make sure it is necessary to do a physical examination accompanied by supporting examinations such as blood checks, X-rays, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI. To determine the type of cell in the lump, a biopsy / FNAB is necessary as you have been undergoing. From the results of the biopsy, the types of cells that are present can be obtained, which are benign or lead to malignancy. The examination you have undergone is correct.
From the results of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy biopsy, there is enlarged lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy itself can be caused by:
Viral infection Bacterial infection Protozoan infection Fungal infection There is a disorder of the immune system The presence of malignancy such as lymphoma If you have undergone a double check it is better for you to consult and see the surgeon in charge of you. The doctor can provide treatment according to the cause of lymphadenopathy whether it is caused by a viral, bacterial, fungal infection, or because of malignancy, the doctor can also give drugs to increase endurance. What you can do include: eat nutritious food, get adequate rest, avoid holding enlarged parts, avoid smoking and have a healthy lifestyle, and continue treatment until it's complete.
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