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A 52-year-old female asked:

have enlarged lymphnode behind abdomen and 2.4 mm mass outside esophagus. scheduled with iv radiology in 2 wks. is there hope of not being serious?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes, but get checked: Can't tell here what this is. There can be a variety of "benign", i.e. Not malignant/cancerous causes for what you are describing. However, you need evaluation to tell.
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: Some chronic infections can also causes enlarged lymph nodes. Please note that the mass is outside of the esophagus. It can also be a node. It's a good thing to have a biopsy.

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