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21 Mar 2007

wHAT ARE SHODDY LYMPH NODES ?
I HAD A CT SCAN DONE OF MY HEAD AND SOFT TISSUES OF THE NECK - LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT DIAGNOSIS OF SHODDY LYMPH NODES - PLEASE ADVISE
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sassy
I have also learnt something new tonight!
Shotty nodes are smallish, ill-defined nodes. (Looks like buck-shot) They are typically less than a centimeter. Most often they represent nothing more than the body's attempt to fight off infection.These nodes should be differentiated from larger nodes, which are much more well formed. These larger nodes can often indicate other more serious diseases. Some doctors refer to SHOTTY nodes as SHODDY nodes; the word shoddy meaning "poorly made".
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