It is possible that this is simply a perfectly benign condition known as mesenteric adenitis. However it is also possible that this is a form of cancer known as a lymphoma.It is essential for your nephew to be seen by a specialist in paediatric oncology. There are experts at all the main teaching hospitals in the main centres in SA.
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