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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is supraclavicular node malignant?

Hello, I am a 37 year female in very good health (exercise/no alcohol/ low wt) who has lymphadenopathy at multiple sites (breast, axilla, inguinal, occipital). I recently had an MRI with contrast related to the 3 breast/axilla nodes which appeared to be benign enlarged lymph nodes . Yesterday I palpated a very small (~.5 cm) mobile, non tender node at the supraclavicular region on the left. I am having an MRI guided biopsy of the left breast related to marked parenchymal enhancement noted on that recent MRI but they were not concerned with all the lymph nodes. I am a second year NP student and very concerned about the supraclavicular node. Any thoughts as to a benign condition or other DD? Thanks
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
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Hi it is too early to say if it is benign or malignant. The biopsy results would throw more light on the cause of this generalised lymphadenopathy you are having. So I would recommend you to wait till the biopsy results are out. I wish you good health :)
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Is supraclavicular node malignant?

Hi it is too early to say if it is benign or malignant. The biopsy results would throw more light on the cause of this generalised lymphadenopathy you are having. So I would recommend you to wait till the biopsy results are out. I wish you good health :)