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Enlarged Pancreas Tail
Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
Endoscopy EUS showed several enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. Pancreas has inflammation and scar tissue. What could cause lymph nodes?
I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?
CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen,enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?
Rarely: The nides that are associated with the pancreas are those in proximity to the head where at the time of Whipple one dissection the SMA and SMV removing the nodes and creating a tunnel for transection of the head of the pancreas. There are also nodes under the uncinate process near the SVC and around the celiac axis. It would be rare to find nodes within pancreatic parenchyma ...Read more
2011 had vp shunt placed. Had sterile peritonitis. Now have enlarged head of pancrease (pancrelipase). Elarged right side of liver 17.5 cm. Multiple lymph nodes seen?
Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the chance at cure. Early stage prostate and renal cell (kidney) cancers can be very curable. Even really early stage pancreatic cancers can be quite deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. There are many causes. ...Read more
Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?
MY MRCP report tells -pancreatict duct in head body tail region shws mild dilation+abrupt cut in head region+neck tail branches r narrowed.duct 6mm.
CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?
Many possibilities: The combination of enlarged spleen and internal lymph nodes could be any of several infections (mononucleosis, syphilis, HIV, and several others, of course depeding on risk); inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis; various malignancies like lymphoma and others. The doctor(s) who have been evaluating this problem and requested the CT scan are the only ones who can answer accurately. Good luck. ...Read more
Had kidney stone passing & CT showed enlarged lymph node in the lower thorax and an enlarged spleen. WBC was 10. Healthy 29 yo. Cancer or infection...
Age 19.mrcp shows pancreatic duct head body tail dilated,abrupt cut in head region,branches & tail narrowing,duct 6mm.DOC on this site said hve cancer?
Possible: (MRCP) an exam uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualize the biliary and pancreatic ducts in a non-invasive manner. It is used to determine if gallstones are lodged in any of the ducts. If narrowing of the duct in the head is present one can suspect an intraductal lesion which has not yet converted to invasiveness and produced painless jaundice of pancreatic Ca. Duct brushings by ERCP needed. ...Read more
Nodes are of porta: The liveer sits in the upper rt abdomen right under diaphragm. The outflow of the liver is at the porta hepatis, Here the common duct outflow is present with inflow of the protal vein. The hepatic artery enters the porta at this point to feed the liver. Associated lymph nodes are in close proximity to the portal vessel structures extending down to surface of the duodenum. ...Read more
Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more
Dense bones: Classic differential diagnosis: renal osteodystrophy (maybe all 3) sickle cell disease (prob not) myelofibrosis (could cause all 3) osteopetrosis (could) pyknodysostosis (rare and you would know) metastatic carcinoma (could) mastocytosis (rare but maybe) paget disease (prob not) athletes (no) fluorosis (rare). ...Read more
Right testicle operated showed seminoma. Ct showed enlarged paraaortic lymph node. Does this means metastatis or due to surgery?
Usually metastasis: Seminoma can occur in testes or the mediastinum as the primary tumor, it is classified as one of the germ cell tumors. If there is regional paraaortic node histooogic involvement if usually is metastasis. Chemotherapy and/or radiation has very good cure rate even with metastases. At surgery they sample the regional nodes for involvement to determine best treatment for patient. ...Read more
I have stage4 cirrhosis would that cause several swollen portal lymph nodes in pancreas and spleen
Gallbladder scan came back w/liver echogenic w/area of low echogenicity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.4x2.7x2.5 cm & liver enlarged to 24.2 cm?
Prognosis for 3 pancreatic ampullary cancer tumors. 1 removed with whipple. Chemo 7months helped 1 shrink & 1 disappear. Liver lesions shrank. ?
It depends: Prognosis for Pancreatic Cancer is typically quite poor. But in some patients(5-10%) the tumor can be completely controlled but 90+ percent do tend to get into trouble in one to two years after Surgery. Are you currently free of any visible Cancer in your abdomen? Tell us the details of your recent test results...do they show any tumors or have these been completely controlled??? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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