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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Ct results lymph nodes no significant adenopathy by size or enhancement ctitetia. Lymph node margins are sharply defined. Normal?
Probably normal: Criteria for lymph node enlargement on ct is by size, usually smaller than 10 mm although benign nodes associated with inflammatory processes can be larger.Sometimes lymph nodes enhance with inflammation or tumor, irregular with tumor. Elongation of nodes is more for benign versus round of oval sometimes leans toward tumor. Impression by radiologist reading study is most important. ...Read more
Need help. Husband had pneuomonia. Just getting over it. They want to do bronscopy cuz they can't see bronchial tube. Ct for lymph nodes. Cancet?
Hard to say: It's hard to answer your question without knowing all the specifics and seeing the ct images. When they say "they can't see bronchial tube" it probably means that a bronchus is obstructed on ct. Bronchoscopy is reasonable to see it it's a mucus plug (from sputum) or a tumor obstructing the tube. Lymph nodes (hilar or mediastinal) can be reactive to pneumonia or cancer so it's hard to tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abd CT showed lymph nodes in right lower quad largest at 1.2 cm. Should this be followed up? My dr is putting me on prednisone but scared of side eff
Yes this should be f: Yet it is best to follow it up with a repeat ct scan in 6-8 weeks. I would avoid using any steroids without knowing what is causing the enlarged lymph nodes. Starting Prednisone will only muddy waters and confuse future diagnosis making completely!. I would suggest that you seek a second opinion. No steroids without a biopsy proof of some disease or another(?Lymphoma?). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After CT scan lymph nodes were found, concern of metastatic nodes are rounded in morphology in abdomina, doctor sugest to observe it till next CT ?
Consider biopsy if: Lymph nodes have increased in size and/or become more round (less like a kidney bean), especially in cancer patients, unless another possibility such as infection is likely. The lymph nodes need to be in a location where biopsy is possible, but the location is usually not a problem with ct guided biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct showed many lymph nodes in neck and one 3mm that's been there for three months. ct says no lymphoma. im not sick at all. why is that there still?
They're your friends: Everybody has these. If your nodes are a bit more prominent than the next person's, be glad -- your immune system may be better. Nobody really knows why. I'm also curious -- you say you're not sick at all, yet you list a gravely serious hepatitis diagnosis. You'd benefit -- even in our dysfunctional health care system -- from a relationship with a good primary care physician with time to guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan: cervical lymph nodes, scattered jugular posterior. Referred to rheumatology. What can this indicate?
Visible non tender mass on left side of neck for two months. Ct showed two lymph nodes 10 x 6 mm in same area. No signs of infection, no symptoms. What kind of follow up recommended?
Incidental finding on CT of enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes only one at 1cm. Does it make sense to wait 90 days to repeat CT. ?
Yes: A size of 1cm is not significantly enlarged; lymph nodes act as filters so tend to enlarge when they filter things from the blood, such as bacteria causing infection. It is reasonable to repeat imaging in 6 weeks to see if the lymph nodes are enlarging or getting smaller. If they are decreasing in size there is no reason for concern ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct scan results "numerous lymph nodes in right and left neck. Stable in appearance"
What does this mean?
Important facts: To fully answer, more details are needed, but this is what I know: You had a CT done of your neck to follow-up on the finding of some lymph nodes in your neck. Usually this is done to make sure someone doesn't have cancer or that someone who you know does have cancer does not have progressive disease. In your case, it is reassuring to find a "stable" appearance but you must meet with your doctor. ...Read more
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