Message Number: YG831 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-06 14:51:00 UTC
Subject: Re: mandibular LNs Digest Number 39

I would have to disagree with the location for LN biopsy.

I have seen many a mandibular or prescapular LN enlargement
without enlargement in the popliteal LNs. It is possible that these
would not have tumor cells in it (staging cancer).

I have also found it very difficult to biopsy those popliteal LNs. For some
ferrets love to put fat around the LNs And i find myself digging around in
the fat and causing lots of trauma. But i find that its easy to get a true
cut from swollen mandibular LN's.

Just my opinion, I'm not a surgeon though.