A 58-year-old female asked:
Ct shows bilat hilar, all mediastl & virchows node enlarged @ least 3 mos dr says not sarcoid. past endo cancer 1a, can biopsy of virchows tell issue?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Radiology 48 years experience
Yes: Biopsy of the enlarged virchow's node would in all probability either rule in or out a cancerous cause for the enlargement.
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Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Biopsy: You need to have a pet scan if your insurance will cover for it. If not, you should have those lymph nodes biopsied to tell you definitively what they are.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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