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does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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