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Mesenteric lymph nodes Ct scan

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haluk Tezcan
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: Why was the ct done in the first place? Slightly enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery are not specific for cancer. They may be normal variant or inf ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Johnson
45 years experience Radiology
Most likely not.: Scattered lymph nodes less the 2 centimeters are common on abdominal ct scans. Ovarian cysts are common as well and only rarely associated with cancer ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pet Ct: You should have Pet Ct and if positive you need biopsy for final diagnosis and treatment.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Beene
31 years experience Hospital-based practice
Reactive = still pos: Sub centimeter is less than 1 centimeter Reactive means could still be infectious or resolving, however I see you are on Cellcept (mycophenolate mofe ... Read More
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Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
May be same : The most common finding of mesenteric adenitis is multiple prominent lymph nodes, especially in right lower abdominal mesentery. Having said that, ma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Not necessarily : 8cm cyst ( depending on what it looks like on the scan) does not have to be cancer in someone your age. Lymph nodes are often visible on scans and as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: But the degree of concern is uncertain until one knows why the lymph nodes are enlarged. Could be any one of a number of different things. I would b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is a: non specific description of the lymph nodes. There are numerous conditions that could cause mildly enlarged lymph nodes. It also may be that they ar ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
These are: Descriptive terms used by the radiologist to describe anatomy. By themselves, they have little meaning. Your doctor will be able to correlate the find ... 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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