Dear Dr., 10 years ago I noticed that one of
Sounds benign, ENT next
I am sorry to hear about your troubles. First of all, lymphoma developing over 10 years is extremely unlikely. To me, it sounds like the lymph node gets enlarged when you have an infection, which is normal.
An MRI is a possible next step, and a PET CT scan would also make sense if there is a suspicion of malignancy. I suggest you see an ENT doctor next, and in my view, lymphoma is very unlikely, but a definitive diagnosis requires surgery.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
How big operation is such a complete removal? Can it be done ambulant, or is this a full narcosis operation with several days hospital stay?
Excision is a small procedure
A complete excision is to be preferred because it allows for a better microscopic evaluation of the lymph node. The excision is done under general anesthesia (usually) but it is day case surgery so you will be discharged same day.
Hope this helps.
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