What Are The Causes Of Bilateral Submandibular Lymphoma?
Mlm .. my friend at the ultrasound of the gland and the results are bilateral submandibular lymphomaitis. Symptoms of swelling of the glands in the neck, skin and groin. bdn often hot, night sweats, coughing, cheesy, which is difficult to get fat and relatively down bb.Is inflammation only because the body is weak or because there is a disease in the body? Because the symptoms are similar to glandular TB. Is it enough with the results of ultrasound or must be biopsy given that doctors only say inflammation of the gland without telling the cause of the gland they will be inflamed. Please provide information. Mksh
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Limphadenitis is an inflammation that occurs in lymph glands (KGB). Lymph nodes are small organs that function in producing the immune system. This gland is in all parts of the body. Located more to the surface of the neck, armpits and groin so it is easily palpated. Lymph nodes in the neck are divided into several areas, one of which is in the submandibular, which is the area between the chin and the neck. The area is also divided into two, namely left (sinistra) and right (dextra). In medical language, left and right are called bilateral. Normal KGB size is less than 0.5 cm. If palpable is greater, then the sign is a problem, one of which is lymphadenitis.
The cause of limphadenitis is bacteria and viruses. If the bacteria that causes it is mycobacterium tuberculosis, it is called TB gland or TB lymphoma. If the cause is another bacterium, it is referred to as non-specific lymphoma.
Symptoms that appear on TB glands are, swollen lymph nodes with a size of more than 1 cm, palpable hard, but not painful. TB bacteria in the gland can develop into the outer tissues around the gland, including the skin. When it attacks the skin, the swollen glands can rupture and produce pus that looks like greenish cheese. This condition is called scrofuloderma. Besides these symptoms, other symptoms that can be experienced are fever, night sweats, weight loss for no apparent reason, cough for more than 3 months and coughing up blood.
The exact diagnosis is through a fine needle biopsy, which is tissue sampling with a fine needle, for anatomical pathology examination under a microscope. If the bacteria that causes lymphoma in your friend is not mycobacterium tuberculosis, then the results of the biopsy will be mentioned in conclusion "non-specific lymphoma." In addition, the biopsy examination can also ensure that the swelling of your friend's lymph nodes is not caused by benign or malignant tumors.
For that, you should bring your friend back to consult with the treating doctor before. You can ask whether according to the doctor in charge of it it is necessary to have a biopsy that I have explained above.
The right treatment for your friend to live is treatment of the cause. If the cause is tuberculosis mycobacterium, then anti-tuberculosis drugs are needed. However, if the bacteria are non-specific, then other antibacterial drugs can be given. The duration of treatment to be taken will also be different.
For temporary treatment, what your friend can do at home is to take paracetamol if there is fever or pain in the swollen glands.
Thus hopefully useful.