lymph node


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lymph node

any of numerous bean-shaped masses of tissue, situated along the course of lymphatic vessels, that help to protect against infection by killing bacteria and neutralizing toxins and are the source of lymphocytes

lymph node

[′limf ‚nōd]
(anatomy)
An aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounded by a fibrous capsule; found along the course of lymphatic vessels. Also known as lymph gland.
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The secondary outcomes were the total number of lymph nodes and the total number of lymph node metastases counted by both techniques.
Isolated axillary lymph node metastasis from serous ovarian cancer.
Regarding tissue sectioning and levels, nearly all institutions (16 of 18; 89%) reported routinely cutting multiple sections for each lymph node, with a majority (10 of 18; 56%) reporting 2 to 5 slides per sentinel lymph node (range of 1 to >10 slides).
Lymph node levels were defined according to the anatomic boundaries described in a recent update on classification of ND surgery.
The two study groups did differ significantly in morbidities related to lymph node dissection.
Lymph node size on chest CT scan, number of passes, diagnosis, and complications were recorded.
Accurate lymph node staging in genitourinary malignancy is an important component in the diagnostic algorithm and therapeutic planning.
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This idea was based on suggestive lymph node pathology, which showed caseating granulomas, a history of TB vaccination, and the exclusion of other pathologic changes.