This case is intended to give you an overview of the assessment of lymphadenopathy in a child and contribute to your knowledge on that topic. It goes on to explore one of the rare causes, lymphoma, and discusses the diagnosis, staging and management of this cancer in children.
After completing this module you should:
- Understand the differential diagnosis and initial investigations of a child with cervical lymphadenopathy
- Be aware of the 'red flags' for lymphadenopathy
- Know rationale behind the initial investigation of suspected lymphoma in children
- Be aware of the prognosis and likely treatment course for a child with lymphoma