Head and Neck with Lymphatics

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  1. TRUE OR FALSE: In all patients, the thyroid should be symmetric without discrete masses, nodularity, and definitely tender
    False, the thyroid should NOT be tender.
  2. TRUE OR FALSE: Thyroid gland is palpable in healthy people
  3. TRUE OR FALSE: Cervical lymph nodes are usually palpable
    False, they are usually NOT palpable. Submandibular glands may be more prominent from less subcutaneous fat.
  4. Describe lymphatics that would require emergency investigation
    • -Larger than 1cm, irregular, hard/rubbery, nontender, fixed, could indicate Lymphoma.
    • -Palpable, warm, and tender usually indicate an infection
  5. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include
    Tachycardia, diarrhea, anxiety, fever, weakness, and even psychosis. Bruit heard upon auscultation
  6. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include
    Weight gain, hair loss, constipation, coarse dry hair
  7. Neck pain with fever could indicate
  8. Patients presenting with sudden onset of neck pain shold be evaulated for a possible
  9. In light of this chapter, tell me about a bruit
    A bruit is a sign of increased blood flow. It is a sound that can be heard upon auscultation of the thyroid.
  10. A focused area for pregnant women is the need for regular examinations that include the
    Thyroid screening
  11. List some red flags for headaches
    Onset of new or different headache, Nausea or vomitting, progressive visual or neurlogical changes, weakness, onset after 50 years of age (more on pg. 326)
  12. Blotchy, hyperpigmented patch called ________ appears during pregnancy and fades in the postpartum period
  13. Detection of maternal and fetal _____thyroidism is of major importance because of potential damage to fetal neural development, an increased incidence of miscarriage, and preterm birth
  14. Hypothyroidism in the older adult (lacks, follows) the classic symptoms seen in younger adults
  15. The older adult is more prone to (hypo, hyper) thyroidism
  16. Infants with Down's Syndrome are more likely to present with
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Head and Neck with Lymphatics
2012-01-17 00:02:00
Head Neck Lymphatics

Head and Neck with Lymphatics
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