Actually lymph node is a collection of small cells that are wrapped by the capsule casing so as to form a small circle. The biggest part of the lymph nodes called the spleen.
Under normal circumstances, the lymph nodes are not palpable. But on the thin or the children can sometimes be palpated. If we are palpable lymph nodes larger than normal (normal is less than 1 cm in diameter), we need to suspect the existence of a disorder / disease.
Here are some possible diseases with enlarged neck lymph nodes:
- Acute and chronic infections of the head and neck region
Lymph nodes chronic infection most commonly caused by micobacterium tuberculosa. Known as glandular tuberculosis. Swollen lymph nodes chronicle runs slow, can in months-years. Consistency Lymph nodes are usually flexible and can be moved from the surrounding tissue. Gland tuberculosis often associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. But there are also patients lungs clean, but suffers from glandular tuberculosis.
- Primary cancer lymph nodes
Of the possibilities shows that the disease could be due to swollen glands mild disease (easily treated) until the disease is very severe (advanced cancer).