Ganglios linfáticos inflamados en la ingle

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Ganglios linfáticos inflamados en la ingle

Los ganglios linfáticos juegan un papel importante en la protección del organismo contra cualquier infección. Éstos se pueden inflamar incluso cuando la infección no es notoria o es trivial. La inflamación de los ganglios linfáticos se produce generalmente por infección tanto sistémica como localizada, formación de abscesos o cáncer. Las áreas comunes donde se pueden sentir ganglios linfáticos son el área inguinal, las axilas, el cuello, debajo de la mandíbula y del mentón, detrás de las orejas y debajo del occipucio (prominencia en la parte posterior de la cabeza). Por lo general, cuando surge una inflamación de forma repentina y dolorosa, ésta es producida por una lesión o infección. El agrandamiento que aparezca gradualmente y sin dolor puede ser el resultado de un tumor o de un cáncer.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/14/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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