Lymphadenitis Follow-up

Updated: Dec 01, 2017
  • Author: Elizabeth Partridge, MD, MPH, MS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

The following complications may occur:

  • Cellulitis

  • Suppuration

  • Systemic involvement

  • Internal jugular vein thrombosis

  • Septic embolic phenomena

  • Carotid artery rupture

  • Mediastinal abscess

  • Purulent pericarditis

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Prognosis

Prognosis depends on the etiology of the lymphadenopathy and timing of intervention.

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