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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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Table 1: Classification of mediastinal mass lesions Anterior mediastinal Number Middle mediastinal Number mass lesions of cases mass lesions of cases Thymic mass 9 Tubercular adenopathy 2 Germ cell tumor 2 Metastatic adenopathy 2 lymphoma Vascular malformation 2 Lymphoma 1 Thyroid mass 2 Aortic aneurysm 2 Tubercular adenopathy 4 -- -- Metastatic adenopathy 2 -- -- Lymphoma 3 -- -- Mediastinal abscess 1 -- -- Total 25 Total 7 Posterior mediastinal mass Number lesions of cases Esophageal carcinoma 7 Esophageal duplication cyst 1 Tubercular paravertebral abscess 3 Neurogenic tumor 4 Extramedullary hematopoiesis 2 Descending aortic aneurysm 1 -- -- -- -- Total 18 Figure 1: Age- and gender-wise distribution of patients of mediastinal mass.
3) Because of these factors, strong reliance is placed on CXR in aiding the diagnosis through detection of mediastinal adenopathy.
Lemierre syndrome secondary to malignant cervical adenopathy.
Resolution of adenopathy, hypoechoic lesions in spleen and liver, bowel wall thickening and ascites was considered as ultrasonographic improvement.
CT observation revealed other symptoms of lung damage in paecilomycosis along with the above mentioned features: angioarchitectonic disorganization (50 cases--89%), thickening of the interlobular pleura (29 cases--52%), bronchopulmonary adenopathy and other intrathoracic lymph nodes (27 cases--48%).
Also noted were small internal lucent areas within the consolidation suggestive of necrosis and probable reactive adenopathy.
In the present study, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of EBUS guided TBNA performed with a 22-gauge Wang cytology needle, in patients with mediastinal and/or hilar adenopathy identified by chest CT.
The anterior cervical region continued to stay enlarged and he developed adenopathy on the left anterior cervical side as well as an enlargement in the left supraclavicular area.
CAT scans demonstrated generalized adenopathy and gastric and renal involvement.
In one study the mean time from beginning of radiographic worsening to beginning of improvement was 7 weeks for pulmonary disease, 13 weeks for adenopathy, and 4 weeks for pleural effusions.
For example, an adult patient (with a 10% baseline risk of GABHS) who presents with a fever but no cough could have a pretest probability for GABHS pharyngitis ranging from 8% to 41%, depending on the presence of exudates and adenopathy.
Two patients showed diffuse infiltrates and two patients have localized infiltrates associated to either right paratracheal or hilar adenopathy.