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    Introduction Decorative tattoos have become more popular throughout the decades. When someone receives a tattoo the ink is injected into either the dermis or epidermis with a needle. Through various case studies with over 30 years of receiving the tattoo, patients contracted lymphadenopathy, a disease affecting the lymph nodes [1]. Lymph nodes are found all throughout the body including: armpits, epicondyles, pelvis, and neck. Depending on the trauma the tattoo has gone through or the color ink the patient used in their tattoo, patients acquired symptoms resembling melanoma within their lymph nodes. Through trauma or the type ink color, the ink particles travel through the lymphatic system and settle in the lymph nodes. The white blood cells…

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    not clear if people who have weakened immune systems for other reasons are also at increased risk. The main feature of Castleman’s disease is an overgrowth of lymphocytes. The cause of these overgrowths is still unknown till this day, but it seems to be related to problems with the way a person’s immune system functions. “Many people with Castleman’s have abnormal high blood levels of certain substances made by immune system cells.” (Mayo Clinic) “Castleman’s disease is a rare, non-cancerous…

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    Introduction Elephantiasis or also called Lymphatic Filariasis is a tropical parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and vessels. The disease was first discovered in the year of 1588 by the name of Jon Huygen Linschoten while he was exploring the Western India region. During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing…

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    important compared with the blood system. The word lymph comes from the Latin word lymphaticus, meaning, "connected to water," as lymph is clear, nevertheless our knowledge about the lymphatic system is far from clear. Yet, in past decades, a series of landmark discoveries has unraveled…

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    In a recent study, after reviewing a big sample of 1779 lobectomized patients and analysing their pathological characteristics based on tumour location, it was concluded that the nodal metastasis pattern cannot be predicted depending on tumour location. Therefore, in surgical management of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), complete systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection remains the best option from an oncological perspective. Even though, in the same study 90% of cases with right lower…

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    Physical mechanical effects and benefits- Blood and Lymphatic Circulation: is the removal of waste products in the body. The benefits are that Helps remove waste products such as lactic acid in the muscles which would cause fatigue and soreness if not dealt with massage aids the removal. Strengthens the immune system when you so that you’re less likely to get sick. Tissue Permeability: is the absorption of substances within the soft tissues such as carbs or protein. Massage helps open up pores…

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    Lymphedema Research Paper

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    Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling where your lymph nodes were removed, the affected side. It can develop in the arm, hand, breast, or torso toward the side. Lymphedema develops when the arm's lymph vessels are no longer able to carry all the fluid out of the arm. In order to acquire Lymphedema, the flow of lymph fluid will become abnormal or impaired to a part of the body causing swelling. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system. The blockage causes problems with draining lymph…

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    Patients are often treated for other things before they diagnose Sarcoidosis. It is often “diagnosed when a physician suspects the cold-like symptoms have been going on too long to be a common cold and orders an X-ray and notices large lymph nodes.” (Kalkanis 1) But mom’s started in her joints. For 2 years they thought she had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Then she got sick with pneumonia three times in one year so they looked deeper. They did the x-ray, then a CAT scan, then a PET scan. They told…

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    What is Mononucleosis? Mononucleosis or “The Kissing Disease” is a viral infection which causes swollen lymph nodes, fever, and sore throat. Causes The Kissing Disease is caused by contact of saliva from an infected person to another person; it can also be spread through contact by an infected person. This disease is not commonly infected by other diseases. The disease has been diagnosed together with a disease by the name of Epstein-Bar Virus for short EBV. A person usually beings to feel the…

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    Swollen Glands Overview- The swollen gland or swollen lymph nodes are an enlargement of the lymph glands, in most cases due to local or diffuse inflammation. Groups of lymph nodes in the neck, around the collarbone, the armpit, groin. During a physical examination the doctor palpating these areas looking for any swelling. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped curved masses of lymphatic tissue bounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph glands are found in many places in the lymphatic system…

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