Week 4 Discussion
Discussion Question 1
Discuss the physical assessment of a patient with a cervical lymphadenopathy complaint. What are the specific lymph nodes that you will assess? How do you palpate the lymph nodes, and what are the normal versus abnormal findings? In the presence of abnormal findings, what diagnostic tests would you order and why? Also, what are the possible differential diagnoses, and would your recommendations differ for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients?
Discussion Question 2
There are a number of differential diagnoses for adult patients that present with lower leg edema. Discuss the differential diagnoses for adult patients that present with lower leg edema. Include diagnostic testing and treatment. Why would you choose these tests? Include the differences between arterial insufficiency versus venous insufficiency.