II. Epidemiology

  1. Most common form of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

III. Signs

  1. Chronic Cervical Lymphadenopathy is most common
    1. However any lymph node distribution may be involved
  2. Node consistency
    1. Initial: Firm, discrete, nontender
    2. Later, untreated: Coalesced, matted nodes
    3. Later, untreated: Fluctuant nodes drain to surface
    4. Initially with treatment: Enlarged or new nodes

IV. Diagnosis

  1. FNA for PCR of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is preferred

V. Management

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