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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

(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]

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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C-TBNA was sufficient for diagnosis of mediastinal adenopathy in 54.3% of cases and can be safely taught in an IP training program.
Tumoral burden was assessed by positron emission tomography using [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose and showed diffuse supra- and infradiaphragmatic adenopathy. All tumoral lymph nodes were smaller than two centimeters and the metabolic activity was low (Figure 2).
However, incidence of tubercular lesions such as adenopathy and paravertebral abscess is greater (18%) in this study.
[3] It is a self-limiting disease that characteristically manifests as painless bilateral cervical adenopathy accompanied by fever, leucocytosis, an elevated ESR and hypergammaglobulinaemia.
A cervicothoracoabdominal CT demonstrated posterior mediastinal, lomboaortic, and laterocervical adenopathy, but no parenchymal masses.
Polytetrafluoroethylene giant granuloma and adenopathy: Long-term complications following subureteral polytetrafluoroethylene injection for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children.
Differential diagnosis on imaging would include tuberculosis, lymphoma, metastatic adenopathy, primary parotid tumors, angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE), and cat-scratch disease [Table 2].
The arthritis of our patient resembled sarcoidosis, but there was no sign such as hilar adenopathy or pulmonary infiltration on the chest X-ray that could support this diagnosis.
The abdominal exam should focus on the presence or absence of ascites (fluid wave), an omental mass, or inguinal adenopathy. However, none of the findings on exam are specific for an ovarian or fallopian tube malignancy, and imaging should be obtained for further evaluation.
Her physical exam was significant for pallor, pedal edema, mild axillary adenopathy, systolic ejection murmur, ascites, and non-tender hepatomegaly.
Cervical adenopathy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the upper aerodigestive tract is assumed to represent nodal metastasis and is treated with therapeutic neck dissection.