Journal article

Use of Ultrasonography Facilitates Noninvasive Evaluation of Lymphadenopathy in a Lymph Node Diagnostic Clinic

Zoe Loh, Eliza A Hawkes, Fiona Chionh, Arun Azad, Geoffrey Chong

Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma & Leukemia | CIG MEDIA GROUP, LP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Prompt and accurate diagnosis of lymphadenopathy is important, yet there is wide variability in clinical approach and referral patterns, leading to unnecessary investigations and delays in diagnosis. To address this, a lymph node diagnostic clinic (LNDC) was established at our tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 320 consecutive patients referred to the LNDC from March 2008 to March 2020, to describe their management and outcomes. RESULTS: The most common diagnoses were reactive (57%) and malignant lymphadenopathy (28%). In those with reactive lymphadenopathy, 33% did not undergo further investigations, 37% underwent imaging only, ..

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