TABLE 1713 Abnormalities of the Neck
Enlarged and tender cervical lymph nodes are common in children. The most likely causes are viral and bacterial infections. Lymph node enlargement can be bilateral, as shown above.
Lymphadenitis and Abscess
An infected cervical lymph node may turn into an abscess, with fluctuance.
(Source of photo for: Lymphadenitis and Abscess—Fleisher G, Ludwig S: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
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