lymph gland


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

lymph gland

[′limf ‚gland]
(anatomy)
References in periodicals archive ?
Lymph gland obstruction of the airways is commonly clearly visible on a CXR.
Medical anthropologist Sidney Ross Singer and his colleagues theorized that conventional brassieres may contribute to the development of breast cancer because they constrict the lymph glands, which are the "garbage collectors" of the body.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2011 at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow and went on to have a lumpectomy, lymph gland removal and then a mastectomy at the Western, followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Herceptin at the Beatson Oncology unit.
But the Neath-born star has now spoken of his fears as he prepares to have his lymph gland removed, six months after discovering the lump.
John Adler, chief executive of Sandwell and West Birmingham HospitalsNHS Trust, which runs City Hospital, said doctors thought the enlarged lymph gland in Mariam's armpit could have been caused by a cricket bat injury she suffered before her first hospital visit.
Mistakes can occur in operations such as removing a lymph gland or a hernia as hospital staff must draw on the patient to indicate which side is to be operated on.
The New Start technique allows surgeons to trace the sentinel node - the main lymph gland - using a small dose of radioactivity to determine whether the cancer has spread.
There is a lymph gland in exactly this position which can enlarge with an infection.
Yesterday, we reported how the player, who is recovering from a major operation to remove a lymph gland from his neck, has been told there is a chance the disease may have spread.
The new probe will cut the number of invasive lymph gland procedures by up to 60 per cent.