Cervical adenopathy remains a current problem in pediatrics. Although most of the cases have an infectious or benign etiology, it is important. Cette étude prospective menée du 1er Septembre au 31 Août chez 75 patients reçus pour adénopathies cervicales chroniques dans le service. Get this from a library! Les adénopathies cervicales néoplasiques.. [Y Cachin].

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However, it could have resulted in a delay of the primary diagnosis by interpreting the cervical mass in the infectious context. The elements that suggested malignity were the onset of the adenopathy 6 cervicalles before, the persistence and the ultrasound aspect of the cervical mass, round shape, Solbiati index lowered below 2, the absence of the echogenic hilus, the aspect of calcification inside the lymph node, and the hypoechoic mass with hyperechoic echoes.

Since cancer generally occurs more frequently in older people, this kind of lymphadenopathy is more common in older persons. The histopathologic examination suggests the presence of a lymph adenopathles metastasis of an undifferentiated lymphoepithelial carcinoma with an ENT starting point. As a result, being able to distinguish between benign and malign adenopathies is of great interest to the clinician.

This is an open access article distributed under wdenopathies Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The histopathologic examination confirmed the malignity of the adenopathy.


No hepatosplenomegaly was detected and no associated asenopathies were recorded. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Clinical oral medicine and pathology. The previous history of the adenopathy arenopathies appeared 6 months before the infectious episode with uneven evolution and malignancy characteristics required a lymph node biopsy, as highlighted by the lymph node ultrasound. The persistence of a cervical adenopathy for more than 3 weeks warrants a biopsy.

Cervical lymphadenopathy

The etiology of cervical adenopathies is complex, varying between benign causes, malign causes, and nodal metastasis. Hence, the patient was given penicillin for 10 days. Distinguishing between benign and malign adenopathies remains a challenge and could represent a source of error in a diagnosis.

Metastatic lymph nodes are enlarged because tumor cells have detached from the primary tumor and started growing in the lymph node “seeded”. Introduction Cervical adenopathy remains a current problem in pediatrics.

The lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the pharynx is a malignity that is histologically characterised by an undifferentiated carcinoma with intermixed reactive lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, seldom encountered in childhood [ 10 ]. International Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Although most of the cases have an infectious or benign etiology, it is important for the doctor to be vigilant and to exclude the rare cases or the neoplastic diseases, for a prompt diagnosis and optimum therapeutic decision. Rapid elucidation of the etiology allows a treatment with optimum effect.


Cervical lymphadenopathy is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis. Indexed in Web of Science. No evidence of metastasis in other areas was found.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery 5th ed. The causes are varied, and may be inflammatory, degenerative, or neoplastic. Oral and maxillofacial medicine: View at Google Scholar http: Abstract Distinguishing between benign and malign adenopathies remains a challenge crvicales could represent a source of error in a diagnosis.

Cervical adenopathy remains a current problem in pediatrics. The apparent acute evolution, the onset with high fever, dysphagia, pseudomembranous tonsillitis, the right laterocervical location, and the favourable response to the antibiotic treatment initially suggested an infectious etiology with intricate elements of streptococcal and infectious mononucleosis.

Views Read Edit View history. The Solbiati index SI represents the ratio of the largest to the smallest cervicsles. Table of Contents Alerts.

Cervical lymphadenopathy – Wikipedia

Case Report FLE year-old male from an urban environment is admitted to hospital in September for fever, unwellness, and dysphagia. The lymph node is round, well defined, hypoechoic, and with intranodal calcification and no echogenic hilus Figure 2.

The ultrasound performed, gray scale mode B of the cervical mass.