KBB-Forum 2020 , Cilt 19, Sayı 1


Alper YAZICI 1, MD; Mahmut Alper KANMAZ 2, MD;
1Gaziantep Üniversitesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Sanko Üniversitesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları, Gaziantep, Turkey
Introduction: Identification of specific characteristics of enlarged cervical lymph nodes could help the clinician for referring to surgical intervention in the diagnosis algorithm. The main purpose of this research is to identify any possible relation between the malignancy and the risk factors at the cervical lymphadenopathy.

Material and Methods: Several factors such age, gender, lymph node size, anatomic location of lymph node was evaluated according to histopathology findings of the paediatric and adult patients between November 2014 and May 2019.

Results: The sizes of lymph nodes, anatomical location (supraclavicular region), adult age, male gender (adults) were the factors that found to be related to malignancy with a statistical significance. While the paediatric hypertrophic lymph node size was 1.5 cm and the adult lymph node size was 1.2 cm, the specificity rate for malignancy was 90% according to the biopsy results.

Conclusion: The malignancy risk for a cervical lymph node may become higher at adult male patients and supraclavicular located ones. Apart from age and gender, we are in the opinion that the risk of malignancy increased by the enlargement of the size of cervical lymph nodes. Keywords : Lymph node, malignancy, cervical