Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Cervical Lymphadenopathy Overview

What is cervical lymphadenopathy?
A person with cervical lymphadenopathy has swollen lymph glands in the neck. Lymph nodes most often swell in response to infection or inflammation. Less commonly, lymph gland swelling can be a sign of cancer.

What are the symptoms of cervical lymphadenopathy?
Symptoms depend on underlying cause for the lymph gland enlargement.

How does the doctor treat cervical lymphadenopathy?
Treatment depends on underlying cause.

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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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