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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1.  Lung cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a cancerous (lymphoma, breast cancer, etc.) axillary lymph node shrink?

Would a cancerous (lymphoma, breast cancer, etc.) axillary lymph node shrink?

No: A lymph node replaced with malignant cells growing as a primary lymphod tumor or metastatic from another site which has spread to axilla will not shrink without treatment, either chemo or RT. The node will enlarge further or if unchanged will spread to adjacent nodes. It does not have the potential to metastasize further to non lymphatic tissue such as liver or lung. ...Read more

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Enlarged muscle or mass in neck?

Enlarged muscle or mass in neck?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does endobronchial carcinoma left upper lobe complete atelectasis is suspeted 7 CM left hilar mass highly suspious for endobronchial carcinoma?

What does endobronchial carcinoma left upper lobe complete atelectasis is suspeted 7 CM left hilar mass highly suspious for endobronchial carcinoma?

Not sure of ?: It sounds as f you are asking about what this cancer is. What you are describing sounds like a stage 3a or maybe a stage 2b nonsmall cell lung cancer. Best treatment would depend upon some more information needed. It will be dependent on if it is considered surgically resectable or not. It will require chemotherapy and possibly radiation as well. Curable but serious. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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4th vent. tumor 2cm in size. My cerebellar tonsils descended 4mm. Would tumor account for descended tonsils? Is Chiari diagnosis immaterial due to tumor dx?

4th vent. tumor 2cm in size. My cerebellar tonsils descended 4mm. Would tumor account for descended tonsils? Is Chiari diagnosis immaterial due to tumor dx?

2 issues: Trust you are in contact with an experienced neurosurgeon. Surgery of Chiari issues is a very sub specialized area. The tumor is unlikely to be responsible for the "descended tonsils", but needs careful management. Problems such as yours may be associated with connective tissue disorders. Has that been considered? ...Read more

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Is an ovarian mass cancerous?

Is an ovarian mass cancerous?

Examination needed : It is only with an examination and possible biopsy that you will know the answer to your question. The sooner the better. Schedule an appointment today. ...Read more

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My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

Enlarged adenoids: Adenoid tissue , part of immune system, resides in nasopharynx. Can enlarge and cause mouth breathing, airway obstruction, chronic ear infections and sometimes associated with sinus disease. ,Adenoids and tonsils are sometimes removed if chronic issues impair patients health. ...Read more

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Hard,painful mass(enl.supracl lymph node,soft tissue,musle), 2" x 3"right fossa supraclav.behind sternocloid muscle.TB,lymphoma ruled out.Suggestion?

Hard,painful mass(enl.supracl lymph node,soft tissue,musle), 2" x 3"right fossa supraclav.behind sternocloid muscle.TB,lymphoma ruled out.Suggestion?

Probable tumor node: In the supraclavicular fossa few lesions arise spontaneously. Most have spread. Thyroid Ca can spread to that site as well as tumors of breast having reached level III of axilla. Other nodes can enlarge on the left side as metastasis from abdomen pelvis travelling up the lymphatic pathway to neck ...Read more

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Mass in pancreas?

Mass in pancreas?

Could be many things: Needs a full work-up immediately. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

This needs: attention as soon as practicable but no diagnosis is possible without TESTING which may include CT, and specialized THYROID SCANNING! A biopsy (needle) may also be required! Your PCP may wish to refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.

Meaning?  1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.

HYPERMETABOLIC MASS: The fact that you have this information reveals that you have had a study (or someone else has). The meaning of this test is that there is a mass that is very active metabolically--it uses a lot of energy--. This could be a hyperactive portion of the parotid gland or possibly a malignancy. It certainly needs to be followed and hopefully whoever ordered the test will follow up on it. ...Read more

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My PET read..symetric intense increase uptake in the bilateral palatine lingual tonsils. Hypermetobolic prominent level 2&5 nodes reactive. Cancer?

My PET read..symetric intense increase uptake in the bilateral palatine lingual tonsils. Hypermetobolic prominent level 2&5 nodes reactive. Cancer?

Unlikely tobe cancer: This PET report looks more like Tonsitlitis(Sore throat or Phayngitis). A clinical examination by a doctor will be more useful to make the correct diagnosis rather than relying on a PET scan. Let your PCP or ENT doctor guide you. Unless there are large lymph nodes in your neck, I would not think that you have cancer. ...Read more

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Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

When in doubt: excision biopsy , it is in safe accessible location ,it is a simple ambulatory procedure , will rule out more serious sarcomas , do not have to go for more MRI s etc ...Read more

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Iam 63 old have soft tisse mass in descedig colon measres 67*42*38 mm with focal liver lesion in rt lobe show adeno carcinoma with necrosis?

Iam 63 old have soft tisse  mass  in descedig colon measres 67*42*38 mm  with focal liver lesion in rt lobe 
show adeno carcinoma  with necrosis?

Colon mass: Cheryl, this is difficult to answer. If you have a biopsy diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma, then the liver lesion may represent a metastasis. It could also represent only a liver hemangioma. Only a liver biopsy of the lesion is definitive. Red cell tagging studies sometimes can be definitive noninvasive study for liver hemangioma but does not have 100% sensitivity and may give false negative. ...Read more

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Ct Pet brown fat in neck/ mediastinum near small lymph node difficult to know if node hypermetabolic SUV low in node not enlarged. SIGNIFICANCE?

Ct Pet brown fat in neck/ mediastinum near small lymph node difficult to know if node hypermetabolic  SUV low in node not enlarged. SIGNIFICANCE?

Ultrasound neck: Lymph node small size usually mitigates against neoplasm. An easy way of following lymph node would be ultrasound in a month to see if node enlarges or is stable in size. Tumors usually grow with time. ...Read more