A 30-year-old member asked:
does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Probably not: Unless they are enlarged and calcified there is a good chance they wouldn't show up on a chest x-ray.
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Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Not usually: If lymph nodes are felt in neck then many times a chest xray is ordered to see if nodes involve or extend into mediastinum of chest. If large nodes in chest then think of lymphoma or some infections like tuberculosis.
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Last updated May 24, 2015
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