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Ultrasound instead of a biopsy?

My 6-year old daughter has 2 swollen lymph nodes in her armpit/chest area, and a big one (or potentially a few smooshed together) in the groin area. CBC was normal, and she's negative for TB and Cat Scratch disease.

Our ped has scheduled her to visit the Children's hospital next week for an ultrasound of the lymph nodes. I'm wondering if anyone can tell us what the doctor would expect to see via ultrasound, or why they wouldn't just go straight to a biopsy.

Anyway...trying not to freak myself out, but since the common swollen lymph node culprits have been ruled out, now I'm jumping to more scary possibilities. Anybody's experience or knowledge about the diagnosis phase would be appreciated, thanks!
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replied April 26th, 2011
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replied March 24th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Ultrasound is done for para aortic and mesenteric
lymp nodes. Hepatosplenomegaly is also expected.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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