Virchow node

What is Virchow node?

Virchow node meaning A firm supraclavicular lymph node, especially on the left side, sufficiently enlarged that it is palpable from the cutaneous surface. Lymph node is so termed because it may be the first recognized presumptive evidence of a malignant neoplasm in one of the viscera. A signal node that is known to contain a metastasis from a malignant neoplasm is sometimes designated by an old eponymn, Troisier ganglion.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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