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Enlarged Thymus Gland In Adults
I have enlarged lymph nodes in right parotid, 17mm largest, smaller but enlarged lymph nodes in left parotid, many enlarged lymph nodes in right supra?
???: IT sounds like there is a lot more to your condition than you are able to relate in this format. It would probably be best to do a virtual consult ...Read more
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
Adrenals: This is news to me. I cannot think of any physiologic reason. And any "enlargement" would not be noticeable on a scan. ...Read more
Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?
The thymus gland: is not in the neck, it is in the chest(anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My PET read..symetric intense increase uptake in the bilateral palatine lingual tonsils. Hypermetobolic prominent level 2&5 nodes reactive. Cancer?
Unlikely tobe cancer: This PET report looks more like Tonsitlitis(Sore throat or Phayngitis). A clinical examination by a doctor will be more useful to make the correct diagnosis rather than relying on a PET scan. Let your PCP or ENT doctor guide you. Unless there are large lymph nodes in your neck, I would not think that you have cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?
Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?
Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more
Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?
Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign. ...Read more
Could a first molar eruption cause enlarged submandibular node in a child? The node is 1.7 CM w/ bening features in us ('"reactive node").
Yes, but...: A molar eruption, mouth sores, gum damage, or anything else in that part of the mouth can lead to an enlarged node nearby (such as submandibular or neck nodes). However, the more common causes are strep throat and viral infections in kids. If there is nothing wrong with a child, and the only thing is one enlarged node, some doctors just recheck it each month for 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland? How large can parathyroid masses grow? Are they benign?
I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland.dr performed fnac..does fnac spread tumor cells..scared.size is 1.5cm.entire gland needs removal?
Can opiates or a thyroid condition cause your thymus gland to be slightly large? And is a 0.8cm-1.7cm an alarmingly large thymus gland?
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