Radiology Community
502 Members
Avatar universal

Lympnode Neck Ultrasound result interpretation

I received an ultrasound for my neck to check my thyroid. I requested copies of my results the next day but my follow up isn't for month. My thyroid read normal but for lymph node reading was not.  
It said: Bilateral symmetric 1 cm short axis level 2 lymph nodes, potentially reactive. Clinical follow up.Impression: Symmetric bilateral cervical lymph nodes, which can be followed clinically

Any insight would be helpful thank you
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi, I do ultrasound. Level II just refers to the area on the neck where the lymph nodes are and potentially reactive just means that they are possibly enlarged due to an infection. Your lymph nodes can swell up in your neck when you're body is fighting off an infection. At my hospital we don't consider 1cm as an enlarged lymph node, but some doctors consider anything over 0.5cm as enlarged. It also depends how the node looked visually as well. If it had abnormal borders, that could be a reason they want a follow up. This is nothing usually to worry about. Hope this helped.
Have an Answer?
Top General Health Answerers
11548417 tn?1506084164
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.