First Department of Internal Medicine, Fukuoka University, School of Medicine
Lymph node enlargement, Ultrasonic examination, Malignant lymphoma, Lymph node metastasis of cancer
Ultrasonographic findings of lymph node enlargement were studied in 10 patients with malignant lymphoma, and 19 patients with lymph-metastasis from various cancer of esophagus, stomach, colon, gallbladder, pancreas and lung. In patients with malignant lymphoma, lymph node enlargement was frequently recognized in the para-aortic lymph nodes but in patients with gastric cancer, enlarged lymph nodes were observed in the 2nd groups according to the general rules for the gastric cancer study in surgery and pathology. The size of the lymph node at the first examination was found to be 10～20 mm in 16 out of 37 cases of malignant lymphoma and 20～30 mm in 15 out of 32 cases of the other cancers. The echo of metastatic lymph node of the gastric cancer appeared to be stronger than that of the malignant lymphoma.