significance of 1 node of 0.5 cm at lt supra clavicular area

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Age and sex of person is important. In a child a single node of 0.5 may be insignificant as it could be reactive lymphadenopathy.But if it is in an old person it needs further investigations like FNAC . Physical signs like consistency,movablity, temperature are also important.

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Size is not the sole criteria to determine if its reactive malignant.its shape,echogenecity,hilum and background history is important to determine the nature of the node

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Relavence related to age,sex, symptoms and type of disease. Needs ultrasound guided fnac of the node. Based on the report further evaluation

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0.5 cm lymph nodes are commonly seen in neck region Usually they are part of reactive lymphadenopathy They do not need any intervention

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Single cervical node 0.5 cm is not significant in an young ,normal patient. An old patient with systemic symptoms it is important.

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Check for any other neck swelling Urti Get USG neck and axilla done Start augmentin 625 mg BD for 7 days

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Supraclavicular lymph node is significant , even if sub centimetres. FNAC suggested

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It depends on the age and sex of the patient.

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Rule out metastatic carcinoma

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Insignificant if asymptomatic

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