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If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?

If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?

See pulmonologist: There are many potential causes and I presume that your chest doctor my obtain another scan to check the progress on a periodic basis. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what cause bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy?

Does anyone know what cause bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy?

Links: Too long to answer here, however go to these links to read:
1) http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20100318134216aae7eif
2)http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2429031/
3)http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/460652_3. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive ANA titre of 1:320? Also hilar and mediasternal lymphadenopathy? Possibly related to each other?

What could cause a positive ANA titre of 1:320? Also hilar and mediasternal lymphadenopathy? Possibly related to each other?

My recommendation: 1. ANA, can be nonspecific. Positive usually reflect an autoimmune process such autoimmune hepatitis or SLE, etc. With titer of 1:320, I recommend you see a rheumatologist for further work-up. 2. Hilar and mediastinopathies are concerning. If CT report does raise a concern, you should see a pulmonologist as the first step. Not sure if the two is related or not at this point. ...Read more

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Can hilar lymphadenopathy cause shortness of breath?

Can hilar lymphadenopathy cause shortness of breath?

YES: It can, but is more likely secondary to the etiology of the hilar adenopathy ...Read more

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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

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I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

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

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What is hilar adenopathy?

What is hilar adenopathy?

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

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What does hilar bilar adenopathy mean medically?

What does hilar bilar adenopathy mean medically?

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

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Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago? Could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago? Could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

There are a number: Of causes of mediastinal adenopathy. Inflammatory processes, infections, sarcoid and other granulomatous processes, to name a few. Unfortunately, lymphoma and other neoplasms can do it too. You need to follow-up with your physician to determine the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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My CT shows a 9.5 CM left hilar node with a low attenuation center. Report adds No mediastinal adenopathy is seen. Could you explain probable meaning?

My CT shows a 9.5 CM left hilar node with a low attenuation center. Report adds No mediastinal adenopathy is seen. Could you explain probable meaning?

Hard to tell...: ..without more information. It is good they did not see a lung mass or enlarged nodes in the mediastinum (the space between the lungs), but a 9 cm. Hilar node (the area where the blood vessels enter the lung) is pretty big. A scan is usually done with a specific purpose so I suggest you talk to the physician who ordered it and discuss its implications and what's next for U. Hope it's nothing bad. ...Read more

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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?

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

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34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should I wait?

34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should I wait?

Why did you get CXR: What was wrong that led your doctor to get blood work and imaging? Did you have fever, weight loss, cough, etc? That can help direct what else might be going on. Lots of things can lead to mediastinal lymphadenopathy like tb, endemic fungal infections, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, but they usually have several other symptoms as well. Make sure you go back for follow up. ...Read more

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Does the mediastinal lymphadenopathy and Hilar Mass mean that's metastasized?

Yes, regional metast: If this is a case of lung Cancer, then lymph node spread to the hilar areas and mediastinum means regional spread of cancer. This is still treatable but patient needs to go see a Cancer specialist (Medical Oncologist) at a recognised Cancer Center or Medical center where expert specialists who treat Lung Cancer would be more easily available. ...Read more

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Have u ever seen dilantin induced hilar/mediastinal lymphadenopathy?

Have u ever seen dilantin induced hilar/mediastinal lymphadenopathy?

I have not: Personally seen this but I can attest that is is a RECOGNIZED, well documented side effect of Dilantin!

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Had pnemonia, discussion on X-ray says. There is no pneumothorax. Impression says it is difficult to exclude hilar lymphadenopathy, is it from pnem?

Had pnemonia, discussion on X-ray says. There is no pneumothorax. Impression says it is difficult to exclude hilar lymphadenopathy, is it from pnem?

Most likely as there: Is a major lymph chain in the mediastinum & the lungs. Nodes enlarge as part of the immune systems response 2 infection. & yes it can B from pneumonia ...Read more

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CT scan for PE (+) has comment "hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy is appreciated", can you please explain what this comment may mean?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen, visible lymph nodes near your lungs. This requires ongoing medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy, they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms, why biopsy again?

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

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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?

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

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If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?

If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?

Recurring infection?: Bronchiectasis is widening of the airways, often due to recurring infection or aspiration. Enlarged mediastinal lymph may also be reactive in nature to one of these processes. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical adenopathy?

What can cause cervical adenopathy?

Many possible causes: Neck nodes can enlarge, most often due to throat infections caused by Upper respiratory viruses. Sometimes it is strept throat. Less common causes are cancer originating either in the mouth and throat spreading into the lymph nodes in the neck. Or a lymph node cancer (Lymphomas). A good clinical exam by your physician can help to find the cause and offer treatment. ...Read more

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What is cause of cervical adenopathy?

Varied: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be from varied reasons including metastatic head and neck cancer, lung cancer, dental cavities, gum disease, lymphoma or can be benign. Follow-up with you physician for further care. ...Read more

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What causes lymphadenopathy?

What causes lymphadenopathy?

Many things: Infection is the largest issue but there is also sarcoid, lymphoma and a few other conditions. ...Read more