Cervical lymphadenopathy (CLA) is a frequent problem in clinical practice in pediatrics age group. The present study was conducted to evaluate cases of cervical lymphadenopathy in children.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 126 patients of cervical lymphadenopathy of both genders. A careful clinical examination followed by complete blood count, Mantoux test, chest X-ray and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was performed.
Results: There were 54 boys and 72 girls. Common site was sub mental seen in 30, anterior cervical in 25, posterior cervical in 22, submandibular in 24, occipital in 16 and juglo-diagastric in 9. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Cases were of reactive hyperplasia in 104, TB lymphadenitis in 4, lymph node abscess in 12 and Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 6. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors suggested that common site was sub mental, anterior cervical, posterior cervical, submandibular in 24, occipital and juglo-diagastric.