matted lymph nodes

matted lymph nodes

A term of art referring to lymph nodes which are adherent to each other and thus harbour a pathology. While matting is usually typically equivalent to malignancy, it can also occur in tuberculosis or sarcoidosis.
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It consisted of multiple matted lymph nodes, overlying skin was erythematous, there was no discharging sinus and swelling was not adherent to the bone.
In this descriptive study, 92 patients presented with matted lymph nodes (53.
It was observed that the ratio between patients with matted lymph nodes and those with discrete lymph nodes was more or less equal.
Both USG and CT scan show number and extent of cervical lymph nodes, central caseation necrosis, matted lymph nodes, IJV invasion, and IJV thrombus.
A recent travel to an endemic area or exposure to an infected patient with TB along with painless, gradually progressive, single or matted lymph nodes can suggest mycobacterium TB involvement.
34% cases of reactive showed discrete lymph nodes whereas 60% of cases with tubercular lymphadenopathy had matted lymph nodes.
Sixty three (70%) of the patients had matted lymph nodes whereas discrete lymph nodes were found in only 18 (20%) cases.
A solitary enlarged lymph node is more likely to be malignant, while TB presents with matted lymph nodes.
9,10) In developing countries like India slowly growing pain less, firm and matted lymph nodes have a high chance of being infective with a significant incidence of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
This finding is consistent with the observation of Ismail and Muhammad (2013) (16) and Sharma et al (1993) (19) who reported matted lymph nodes in 67.
In the present study, the average size of the matted lymph nodes sent for histopathological study was 2.