axillary lymphadenopathy

axillary lymphadenopathy

A general term for clinically obviously enlargement of lymph nodes in the axillary region, which is a zone of lymphatic drainage from the arm and breast.

Aetiology axillary lymphoadenopathy
• Benign—cat scratch disease, ascending lymphadenitis, infectious mononucleosis, herpes zoster, HIV, sporotrichosis.
• Malignant—breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma.

axillary lymphadenopathy

Clinical medicine A general term for clinically obviously enlargement of lymph nodes in the axillary region, which is a zone of lymphatic drainage from the arm and breast
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Prevalent metastatic axillary lymphadenopathy from ovarian cancer: A diagnostic pitfall [in French], J Chir (Paris) 2009;146(2):226-7.
Physical examination showed high fever (104[degrees]F), unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy, and edema of the palm (Figure, panel C).
Within the upper outer aspect of the left breast at the palpable area of concern, a region of asymmetry, partially obscured by coarse trabecular thickening, was seen in addition to marked left axillary lymphadenopathy (Figure 1).
Here, we describe a 15-year-old boy who presented with tender, axillary lymphadenopathy and was diagnosed with catscratch disease despite no contact with cats.
Auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome and dermatomyositis are unheard of as causes of isolated axillary lymphadenopathy.
The following clinical scenarios, for which breast MRI is indicated, will be reviewed: preoperative evaluation of patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, evaluation of breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, evaluation of breast cancer patients with positive surgical margins following breast conservation therapy, evaluation of patients with metastatic axillary lymphadenopathy and an unknown primary malignancy, determination of silicone breast implant integrity, breast cancer screening in high risk women, and the use of breast MRI as a problem-solving tool for equivocal mammographic findings.
Significant axillary lymphadenopathy was noted in seven patients, cervical lymphadenopathy in three and retroperitoneal in two patients.
In the present study, presence of axillary lymphadenopathy was found to be associated with HIV infection.
8-12) Many patients will have ipsilateral axillary lymphadenopathy (31 to 75%).
who had interferon-[gamma]-receptor deficiency, axillary lymphadenopathy with normal healing of the vaccination site was noted 7 weeks after BCG vaccination.
The evening prior to the biopsy of the left inguinal node, the patient additionally noticed right-sided axillary lymphadenopathy.