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What are some possible causes of bulky mediastinal lymphadenopathy(other than cancer) involving subcarinal, bilateral hilar and paratracheal nodes?

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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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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What causes "very subtle" cortical thickening of lymph node?

What causes "very subtle" cortical thickening of lymph node?

Subjective: lymph nodes enlarge when there is an infection, inflammation, or spread of tumor. subtle cortical thickening may be within normal limits or due to an early process above. ...Read more

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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

Go see your doctor. : You didn't give your age. Younger patients can have sarcoidosis(this is not a cancer) which can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Thickening of the wall of the esophagus could be caused by chronic inflammation like from reflux. An endoscopy(looking into the esophagus) may be needed. ...Read more

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Causes & treatment of reactive follicular hyperplasia of lymph node?

Causes & treatment of reactive follicular hyperplasia of lymph node?

Often unexplained: Most young adults have at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, and if it's sampled, it usually shows follicular hyperplasia. We usually don't find the cause and assume it was just a though node fighting germs. If a cause is found, it's often hiv, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, or common variable immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What is the implication of small mediastinal nodes nonspecific?

Many: Unfortunately or fortunately, that is as vague a finding as you can have. It needs to be taken in the context of your general health, history of smoking, any physical finding, and the reason for which your doc ordered the scan. Very often these are benign findings and just need be followed up but your doc will have to decide what to do next. You need to discuss this with him/her. ...Read more

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Mild mediastinal left hilar lymphodeopathy indeterminate for neoplasm what's that mean ? history of asthma and bronchitis no enlarged spleen or other nodes

Mild mediastinal left hilar lymphodeopathy indeterminate for neoplasm what's that mean ? history of asthma and bronchitis no enlarged spleen or other nodes

Requires follow up : Intermediate is a classificationn from the American thoracic society based on the size. Due to improvements in technology many nodules are now visible that preciously could not be seen. These are graded and monitored differently. Yours will require Dr. Follow up and repeat X-ray. Make sure you follow up with your doctor. At your age there are many possible causes of this finding. ...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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Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

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 more

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Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal : Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal :
Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Probably OK. : The nodes you mention do not meet criteria to be called abnormal at this point. That said... please follow up to ensure they don't get larger. Your doctor will order a scan in a few months. ...Read more

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What is the significance of having multiple para aortic enlarged lymph node?

What is the significance of having multiple para aortic enlarged lymph node?

Need more info: That finding of para-aortic lymph nodes can have a wide ranging list of possibilities depending on the person's medical history. The findings could range from benign inflamed lymph nodes, benign castleman's disease, lymphoma, or cancers. There are too many possibilities and I do not have enough information to be able to tell here. Would need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What causes retroperotaneal lymphadenopathy?

Inflammation, tumors: These are the most common causes of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas, tumors of the intestinal tract, pancreas, kidneys are tumors that may do this. Inflammation and infections may also do this. ...Read more

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What causes lung calcifications? And lung lymph node?

What causes lung calcifications? And lung lymph node?

Several posibilities: Often this may be due to infections like histoplasmosis (which is quite frequent in the mid-west), but the best thing to do is to have this thoroughly evaluated by a pulmonary (lung) expert. It may require bronchoscopy after appropriate imaging studies, and possibly other procedures, but the importance of establishing a firm diagnosis cannot be over-estimated. Good luck. ...Read more