neck nodes

neck nodes

Any of the groups of lymph nodes in the neck, which may be excised in a selective or radical neck operation for cancer.

Lymph nodes of the neck
• Level I
   A. Submental;
   B. Submandibular.
• Level II—Upper third of internal jugular vein; extends from base of skull to hyoid.
• Level III—Middle third of internal jugular vein; extends from hyoid to inferior border of cricoid
• Level IV—Lower third of internal jugular vein; extends from inferior border of cricoid to clavicle.
• Level V—Posterior triangle
   A. Spinal accessory nerve nodes;
   B. Supraclavicular nodes.
• Level VI—Anterior compartment.
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Both patients had been referred for evaluation of enlarged lymph neck nodes without any other symptoms.
Serum antithyroglobulin antibodies interfere with thyroglobulin detection in fine-needle aspirates of metastatic neck nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma.
The patient refused antituberculosis treatment, but returned 2 months later with bilateral neck nodes, which on excisional biopsy proved to be tubercular.
Imaging confirmed focal activity in the right lobe of thyroid, normal neck nodes and a solitary lesion in the right iliac wing with no further distant metastases.
The dominant tumor in case 11 was located in an intraparotid lymph node, also affected by chronic lymphocytic leukemia, with microscopic extracapsular extension and metastases to lower neck nodes.
The patients also underwent the surgical removal of their adjacent neck nodes at the same operation.
The role of neck dissection is controversial, but ipsi-lateral dissection should be performed when palpable neck nodes are present.
There was a considerable difference in the number of diseased neck nodes seen on histopathology (range: 10 to 20; mean: 15) compared with the number detected on palpation (mean: 2).
Because of the high degree of clinical suspicion, total thyroidectomy with clearance of local neck nodes was carried out.
Histologically, the resection margins were clear, and there were no positive neck nodes.
His neck nodes were not palpable, and no stigmata of yon Recklinghausen's disease were observed.
No palpable neck nodes were detected, and systemic examination did not yield any significant findings.