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Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?
Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT showed left lymph node 12x10mm, supraclavicular left lymph node 12x8mm, and left lymph node near internal jugular 14x8mm, thyroid enlarged, dysphag?
You need your lungs: and thyroid evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more
Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?
See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more
Have heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule in upper left neck w/enlarged lymph nodes & heterogeneous hypoechoic nod left thyroid. 2x cancer surv. Concerned?
Complete the workup: Please follow your doctor's advice and complete the workup. The imaging findings described are concerning, and biopsy will probably be necessary to diagnose the problem. Thyroid nodules are common, and may not be related to the enlarged lymph nodes. It may also need to be biopsied. ...Read more
Enlarged left side supraclavicular node and enlarged left side axillary node. Axillary node has cortical thickening. Reason to worry?
ENLARGED NODE: NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED. NOT NORMAL, AND SHOULD BE OF CONCERN. SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. ...Read more
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning. ...Read more
Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. no necrosis or calcifi?
Biopsy may be needed: Why was a CT done in the first place? If it was because you were feeling sick, then your doctor will probably want to figure out why you have these enlarged lymph nodes. That may take a biopsy. Generally speaking, enlarged lymph nodes are due to infection or cancer. (There are other rare causes.) ...Read more
See answer: 1) ~15-20% of males have a varicocele; most common on left side; almost always asymptomatic requiring no treatment; except can be associated with infertility in small % especially if testicular size is small. 2) testicular microlithiasis: ~5% of males; asymptomatic requiring no treatment except regular self-exam for testicular mass because of weak association with testicular cancer. See urologist. ...Read more
What are some possible causes of bulky mediastinal lymphadenopathy(other than cancer) involving subcarinal, bilateral hilar and paratracheal nodes?
Sarcoid: could cause adenopathy in those regions, as well as other granulomatous inflammatory processes. Infectious processes such as histoplasmosis could do it. Certain chronic exposures such as berylliosis and silicosis could cause mediastinal adenopathy, but usually the history and other findings make those diagnoses more obvious. Unfortunately, lymphoma is the major consideration in most cases. ...Read more
Multiple small subcentimeter bilateral axillary, mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes are noted on CT Scan what does this mean?
Just what it says: Lymph nodes, located where they are supposed to be, visible on the CT scan and at a size that is generally considered normal. Taken out of context, it is impossible to tell you anymore than this. But even in the context of some known disease, these likely mean nothing. ...Read more
Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.
Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?
No: Most often, they're normal nodes, there to guard your health. Report any suspicious masses that stay around for two weeks or longer to your physician. ...Read more
What are the infections and cancers associated with superior mediastinal and bilateral supraclavicular lymphadenopathy.
Lymphadenopathy: One would consider lymphoma usually they do a biopsy, then there are lung cancers ( especially if smoker or exposed to radon), TB,HIV, autoimmune disease(lupus,RA), mononucleosis,cat scratch fever,Castleman's disease,reactive lymph nodes if a persistent lung/sinus infection.Usually if they do no resolve in a month a biopsy is done. ...Read more
I have noticed bilateral supraclavicular bulges, most notably when arms are extended or shoulders pulled back. CT scan with contrast of neck showed nothing. Bloodword normal. What could this be?
Yes , possible: cancer in abdominal cavity usually spreads along thoracic duct that opens on left ( Virchow's node) however there is lymphatic cross overs may spread to the left also Remember most of the time lymphadenopathy is benign not due to cancer , before you come to conclusion see your doctor may need biopsy and culture of tissue. ...Read more
Her2,local skin mets on primary lump breast, bilateral supraclavicular nodes, should I do brain scan or wait for symptoms to occur?Last CT brain nov13
PET scan: I assume that a mastectomy was performed with RT considereing skin mets. Bilat supra clavicular disease means bilateral axillary disease for which RT and chemotherapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab) employed. If work up and brain scan were normal the clones from the primary probably did not spread to liver, bone or lungs and therefore disease has been kept under control. I would only do a PET/CAT scan now. ...Read more
Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months
Normal: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue . At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more
R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?
Thyroid: You should have gotten a pathology report after the surgery by now. Call up your surgeon and ask for the report. They must not have passed on the info to you. Low probability of ca. ...Read more
No: That's a superstition. Actually, a big node at the medial end of the left clavicle, where the thoracic duct drains into the jugular vein is a common sign that one has carcinoma and it's too late -- so no hurry in getting diagnosed. Pathological nodes are obviously abnormal -- rock hard, or grow very big, or are stuck to something they shouldn't be. ...Read more
Are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.
Virchow's is cancer: If everybody with a palpable supraclavicular node had a Virchow's, it wouldn't be a helpful term. Virchow's is a dominant lymph node above the medial left collarbone from malignancy that's gotten there via the thoracic duct. It's obviously very abnormal. You've probably got a palpable supraclavicular node or two yourself just being a young man. Stop worrying about them unless you're clearly sick. ...Read more
Not usually: Lymphadenopathy as described does require a medical evaluation ...Read more
Get these checked.: Assuming you and i are thinking of the same region - in the hollow above the collar bone, these lymph nodes can "drain" the chest and breast areas. Enlarged nodes can be indicators of infection - but they can also occur in cancer. Please don't ignore this important information. Contact your doctor soon. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
How to manage supraclavicular nodes enlargement which is flactuant, rubbery but persist for two weeks
My Dr says I have a supraclavicular mass. But that she's not concerned about it for now. Wants to check it in 3 months. Should I be worried? Thanks
Not enough info: We don't know what your history is, rest of physical examination or results of any possible lab tests. ...Read more
TOS: Thoracic outlet syndrome is accompanied by pain in this region, where the subclavian artery and brachial plexus begin to be impinged by partial closure of the costoclavicular dimension, which in normality is about 1 cm high. A sloped shoulder and abnormal excursion of the clavicle causes abnormal closure of this space. ...Read more
Supraclavicular lymphoadenopathy. Bigger than 2cm really painful with a CBC and whole inmune system labtest normal?
More tests needed: A 2cm supraclavicular lymph node is unusual and, on my opinion, deserves a comprehensive search for cause. Please talk to your doctor about further testing to establish a diagnosis. This lymph node enlargement could represent significant underlying disease. ...Read more
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