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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Lymphoma, infection: Most worrisome for malignancy such as lymphoma. Sometimes granulomlatous infections such as TB and other fungal lesions can produce these fndings. You ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not definitely: Clinical stage refers to our best guess based on imaging studies, such as chest ct, pet/ct and brain mri, and minor procedures, such as mediastinoscop ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, but with just a: Little more accuracy than a coin-flip based on size. Ct's miss small things, and falsely label benign things cancer. Proving nodal positivity is hel ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not really: Agree with dr cooke and others. A ct scan can tell you if the nodes appear to be abnormal. Ct scan does not diagnose cancer and can not tell you if th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Just what it says: Lymph nodes, located where they are supposed to be, visible on the CT scan and at a size that is generally considered normal. Taken out of context, it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May not be a problm: Why was the study done? What these show depend on yo clinical picture and may not be a probem. You need to discuss with your physician. If necessa ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means: you probably had a previous inflammatory/granulomatous process that caused it. For example, histoplasmosis, TB, sarcoid. Occasionally treated lympho ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Yes, mediastinal or axillary lymph nodes are normal structures....we all have them. We start to worry on CT when they become large or when they lose ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Important facts: To fully answer, more details are needed, but this is what I know: You had a CT done of your neck to follow-up on the finding of some lymph nodes in y ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Reactive Lymph Nodes: It is very common to have reactive lymph nodes while fighting off an infection or post treatment inflammation. If you have not been tested or treat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Absolutely: Often diverticulitis has a chronic element, which allows adenopathy. Earlier (acute) signs are the "misty mesentery" &/or smudged pericolonic fat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Probably helpful: A ct scan can help identify the appendix and/or nearby tissues. It can give an idea about swelling or inflammation. The only limitation is that it is ... Read More
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