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Hi my mother had got the CT scan for chest report summary: bilateral hilar adenopathy (non specific?) what does it mean? And how can we cure?
Sarcoidoisis?: There are several causes for enlargement of the lymph nodes in the region in which the trachea (air tube) divides into main stem bronchi (smaller air tubes). Sometimes this can be caused by a condition known as sarcoidosis, but this may not be what your mom has. This should be discussed with her doctor at length and if you are not satisfied and haven't seen a pulmonologist, request a consult. ...Read more
Right lung mass. Bilateral nodules. Question of right hilar adenopathy. This is information listed as a result of ct scan of chest.
See below: Do you have a specific question? I would be happy to review this with you. ...Read more
Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more
I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?
Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more
I have pneumonia and on my chest xray they said they found a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy could pneumonia cause this?
Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.
Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out. ...Read more
Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy, they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms, why biopsy again?
Biopsy: I do not know when the initial biopsy was done. However, although the nodes may be negative on the initial biopsy if the hilar nodes remain swollen or are enlarging that may warrant another biopsy. ...Read more
M 20 year old female. My chest xray & sputum is negative. Neck ultrasound showed supra-clavicular lymphadenopathy with probable central necrosis.
Lymphnodes: Not necessarily TB could be sarcoid or just a degenerating node stay alert to changes and see your doctor ...Read more
Neck ultrasound showed supra-clavicular lymphadenopathy with probable central necrosis. What can be the cause m 20 yr old female. Chest xray is clear.
My Chest CT scan says leftward superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Neurologist was unconcerned but web search says otherwise. What should I do next?
Adenopathy: See a pulmonary MD to have the CT images reviewed and they can tell you if you need any further evaluation or not. ...Read more
Breast pain 2 - 3 weeks, sonar done, says reactive adenopathy in axillae. The pain is just increasing don't know what to do.?
Go to see your MD: You should see your doctor or a breast specialist. You need a good breast examination-to r/o infection or inflammation on your breast, or other things-like mass/lump etc. You def need a mammogram and I think ultimately an MRI of breast. Meanwhile, take nsaids and cold compress on your breast. Depending on how suspicious it is perhaps a biopsy of the lymph node is needed. Discuss with your md. ...Read more
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Breast ultrasound report: 1. Fibrocystic changes in both breasts left > right. 2. Bilateral non-significant auxiliary lymphadenopathy. Significant?
History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy?
Hope not: Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old x-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you. ...Read more
Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check
CT-Thorax extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation, tuberculous lymphadenopathy to consider skin test, blood cultural neg itisTB?
Common things common: In India, there is a high prevalence of TB. With those imaging findings, I would be very suspicious of that. Good you're en route to getting a diagnosis and treatment. Of course it could be other diseases, but TB would be at the top of my list. You are young and should be able to pull through this. Keep fighting! ...Read more
What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?
Lung cancer: What did the CT show about the lungs and other organs?, That is usually the criteria for stage IV. Stage IV you have lung cancer in either more than 1 lung or lobe and another part of the body (liver, bone). Having cancer in lymph nodes can be stage II or III depending on size of the lung mass 3 cm. Biopsy would show cancer in lymph nodes, as they can also be enlarged due to inflammati ...Read more
I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?
Depends: On your symptoms, remember fibrocystic changes in the breasts are "changes" not a disease, the fact you have axillary lymphadenopathy and fibro adenoma, means that you have been evaluated professionally, please don't self medicate, danazol is an impeded androgen and has its side effects, so kindly follow up with a breast specialist, have a 2nd or 3rd opinion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more
See below: Hilar adenopathy is a term used by radiologists when describing bulky tissue findings near the blood vessels of the lungs, typically seen on a chest x-ray or chest ct scan. It implies typically that there are enlarged lymph nodes present. Like any finding on an imaging study however, it must be interpreted in context of the patient. You should discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes: Reactive bilateral axillary andenopathy refers to enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the body in the armpit area that is thought to be a reaction to infections as it is the job of lymph nodes to filter infection from the body. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes: I presume that you mean bilateral hilar adenopathy. This means swollen lymph nodes near the center of the chest. I can be associated with both benign and malignant conditions. ...Read more
Node response: REACTIVE adenopathy is the benign and reversible enlargement of lymphoid tissue secondary to antigen stimulus. The lymph node reacts to external stimuli in variable ways Node follicles can increase in size and number; sinuses can enlarge and fill with histiocytes, . At times the node can be replaced by sheets of lymphocytes, immunoblasts and macrophages. In some cases there is a mixture seen. ...Read more
Malignant: Usually refers to cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. For example, cancers of the head and neck (tonsil, larynx, mouth, sinus) can have involvement of nodes in the neck. If they do this typically suggest local spread and may require additional therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Hope this helps. Other cancers can spread to the neck as well. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Sara, adenopathy means swollen gland, but metastatic almost always means that something has come from a cancer. If this is your diagnosis and your doctor has not explained to you where it came from, you really must see him or her and ask the question directly. Take someone with you so that you can remember the answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Small nodes: Means they saw tiny lymph nodes in the posterior part of the abdomen. The clinical significance can vary from person to person. The doc who ordered the test will judge what to do next with that info depending on the clinical setting. Best to you. ...Read more