eastern journal of medicine, cilt.25, ss.340-344, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Lymphadenopathy (LAP) is a common clinical finding in childhood. It is mostly reactive and has a good prognosis.
Childhood cancers rarely occur. In our study, it was aimed to investigate the clinical and laboratory features of patients
who were sent to the general child outpatient clinic due to LAP.
The records of patients with LAP who applied to our General Children's outpatient clinics between January 2018 and
December 2019 retrospectively. Age, gender, duration of complaint, treatment, systemic signs and symptoms, feat ures of
lymph node, laboratory results was recorded
The median age of 90 patients included in the study was 7 years; It takes place between 3 -19 years. The complaints of the
application were the most common neck swelling and submandibular and axillary sore after the second. Thirty (33%) of
our cases had sore throat. Spleen and liver size were detected in 18 cases. In our study, 16% of cases were performed
biopsy. Reactive hyperplasia in nine cases, nodular fasciitis in one case, granulomatous lymphadenitis in two cases,
malignancy in two cases and Castleman Disease in one case were detected.
We found that childhood lymphadenopathy frequently develops due to benign causes.