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lymph nodes

The new technology permits testing the lymph nodes for breast cancer markers during the surgery and, if necessary, removing them immediately rather than waiting for days and then performing a second surgery for infected nodes.
  one of many bean-sized organs that filter bacteria and other toxins from circulating lymph fluid
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lymph nodes lymph node lymph glands lymph gland
Also called lymph glands.
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  • The new technology permits testing the lymph nodes for breast cancer markers during the surgery and, if necessary, removing them immediately rather than waiting for days and then performing a second surgery for infected nodes.
  • He can feel the lymph nodes on either side of his neck compressing his esophagus and trachea.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • New tumors seemed to appear daily—on her lymph nodes, hip bones, labia—and she spent most days with a fever up to 105.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • There were lymph glands that might do him in.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • It’s a form of cancer that attacks the lymph nodes.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • They cut out the area around the mole, and because of its size, they took out eighteen of his lymph nodes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • "This, along with enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes indicates a clear pattern of—" The door squeaks open and McGovern turns, his pointer still buried in the doe’s belly.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Greg was then a chemistry and nursing student, and when he learned that his father’s cancer had metastasized and spread to his lymph nodes and liver, he realized how quickly he could lose him.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He had also had a swollen lymph gland, four warts, and six cases of impetigo in the groin, but it would not have occurred to him or any man to think of these as diseases; they were only the spoils of war.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • John had swellings in his neck, which at first glance resembled scrofula—cervical lymphadenitis, tb in the lymph nodes of the neck, fairly common in Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • They were affecting lymph nodes, for example.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The plague sores—buboes—are lymph nodes that have been turned into necrotic, hemorrhagic tissue.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Here she could envision a man’s skeleton, his musculature; she could describe the workings of his lymph nodes.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • That’s what got us started on all this—thickening of the lymph glands, here and there, at the back of the knee or the crook of the elbow for instance, rather like the tumors associated with dropsy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His movements were smooth and flowing as he bent Anjali’s head toward her chest to check for neck stiffness, as he felt for lymph nodes, moved her limbs, and as he tapped her patellar tendon using his cocked finger in lieu of a reflex hammer.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In one patient, Henrietta’s cancer cells metastasized to her lymph nodes.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Despite oral sulfatriad tablets and, later, at Ghosh’s insistence, injection of precious penicillin into his buttocks, scarlet streaks (which were the hallmark of streptococcal infection) showed at his wrist, and the epitrochlear lymph node behind the elbow became as big as a golf ball.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Sources on the standard treatment regimen for cervical cancer in the 1950s include A. Brunschwig, "The Operative Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix: Radical Panhysterectomy with Pelvic Lymph Node Excision," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 61, no.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He described the lymphatic vessels, the system of arteries and absorbent tubes; spoke about how breast milk was formed from lymph collected from the legs, abdomen, chest, one arm, and one side of the head; then went on to talk about how at various points in the lymph vessels there were delicate filters called lymph glands, located along the neck, in the armpits, at the crooks of the elbows, the backs of the knees, and similar intimate, sensitive spots on the body.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   lymph nodes [6] , lymphatic system [9] , lymphatic system [9]
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