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adenopathy

 [ad″ĕ-nop´ah-the]
enlargement of a gland.

ad·e·nop·a·thy

(ad'ĕ-nop'ă-thē),
Swelling or morbid enlargement of the lymph nodes.
[adeno- + G. pathos, suffering]

adenopathy

/ad·e·nop·a·thy/ (ad″ĕ-nop´ah-the)
2. enlargement of a lymph node.

adenopathy

[ad′ənop′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, aden + pathos, suffering
an enlargement of any gland. adenopathic, adj.

adenopathy

(1) Lymphadenopathy. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any condition affecting the adenoids.

adenopathy

A general term for a lymph node disease. See Lymphadenopathy.

ad·e·nop·a·thy

(ad'ĕ-nop'ă-thē)
Swelling or morbid enlargement of the lymph nodes.
[adeno- + G. pathos, suffering]

adenopathy

Any inflammation, abnormal enlargement or other disorder of LYMPH NODES. The term literally means any disease of GLANDS, and lymph nodes are not glands, but common usage restricts the meaning to lymph node disease or affection.

lymphadenopathy

An enlargement of a lymph gland. The preauricular lymph node located 1 cm in front of the external ear drains the orbital region and is sometimes involved with eyelid and conjunctival infection (e.g. adult inclusion conjunctivitis, follicular conjunctivitis). Syn. adenopathy (although strictly speaking this term refers to the enlargement of any gland).

ad·e·nop·a·thy

(ad'ĕ-nop'ă-thē)
Swelling or morbid enlargement of the lymph nodes.
[adeno- + G. pathos, suffering]

adenopathy (ad´ənop´əthē),

n an enlargement or increase in size of glandular organs or tissues usually resulting from disease processes.

adenopathy

enlargement of glands, especially of the lymph nodes.

Patient discussion about adenopathy

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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PLL usually manifests with massive splenomegaly, hyperleukocytosis, bone marrow infiltration, and minimal adenopathy.
Enlarged right supraclavicular lymph nodes, some enlarged left anterior cervical lymph nodes (1 X 1 cm), and right axillary adenopathy (3 X 2.
Because the patient's initial clinical signs and subsequent persistent adenopathy were reminiscent of unilateral lymphadenitis, lymphangitis, and induration that are typical of B.
As a local inflammatory cause for the unilateral axillary adenopathy was presumed, no biopsy was performed.
Such features are cecal amputation, ileocecal thickening and inflammation, shortening of the ascending colon, gaping of the ileocecal valve, mesenteric adenopathy, a misty mesentery, diffuse omental infiltration, loculated high-density ascites, an enhancing peritoneum with or without an omental line, nodularity of the surface of the mesenteric leaves, and transperitoneal permeation (8).
Regional adenopathy, liver, bone and pulmonary metastases are additional imaging features of advanced disease (Figures 16 and 17).
TB mastitis can present as a painless mass, bilateral or unilateral breast oedema with axillary adenopathy, or a tender localised abscess that may ulcerate to form draining sinuses.
However, certain patterns such as miliary disease, hilar adenopathy with airway compression and cavitary disease are associated with TB pulmonary disease.
Tuberculous mediastinal adenopathy presenting as dysphagia.
The guidelines recommend routine preoperative neck ultrasound to identify cervical adenopathy.