Lee et al10 postulated that this laterality might be due to presence of lymphatic pathway or increased incidence of invasion to breast from stomach via left supraclavicular lymph nodes
. However this hypothesis is yet to be verified.
The diagnostic value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the assessment of palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes
: a study of 218 cases.
LRC was no recurrence of tumor/tumor control in chest wall, axilla, residual breast tissue, and/or infraclavicular/ supraclavicular lymph nodes
. LRR was appearance of nodules / leison at local site which was biopsied and confirmed histopathologically.
Percutaneous biopsy of one of the left supraclavicular lymph nodes
revealed squamous cell carcinoma.
Core needle biopsy on supraclavicular lymph nodes
was performed and diagnosis of Stage IV (T3N3M1a) lung adenocarcinoma was made by radiologist, pathologist, and oncologist.
Based on their US findings, lymph nodes measuring up to 0.5 cm in the axillary, 1 cm in the cervical, and 1.5 cm in the inguinal regions, and supraclavicular lymph nodes
of any size were evaluated as lymphadenopathies.
However, fine needle aspiration cytology from the supraclavicular lymph nodes
showed groups of malignant tumour cells (Fig.
Imaging also found enhancing enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes
extending cranially along the jugular chain and caudally into the mediastinum.
A 42-year-old man was admitted for evaluation of a 3-month history of bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes
that crossed from level III to level IV.
The risk of microscopic invasion of the supraclavicular lymph nodes
is largely influenced by the number of involved axillary nodes.
The right supraclavicular lymph nodes
drain the mediastinum, lungs, and esophagus, while the left nodes drain the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract, which can be involved with the malignancy of these organs.
Most common site of involvement was cervical lymph nodes 35.62% while the second common site was supraclavicular lymph nodes