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Hila And Mediastinum
What is a normal size [mm] lymph nodes in the mediastinum bilateral hilum? I have the sizes of mine, but not sure how large mine are in comparison.
Size not important: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?
It is usually a sign: of prior inflammation. There are a variety of causes...histoplasmosis, TB, and other infectious agents. Also, treated lymphoma, sarcoidosis, and silicosis. There may be no identifiable cause, and it is just an incidental finding. Talk to your doctor about what it might mean in your case. ...Read more
Prom Pericardial LNS; Axillary LNS w/ Prom Fat Hila; Incr prevasc LNS; Sm non-pathog LNS w/in Sup Medistinum; Enlarged R Hilar LNS. - All means what?
Lymph nodes: What symptoms did you have or do you have that made your doctor look for those nodes in your chest? Do you have a cough, wt loss, night sweats? As a 40 year old female, if the node had been a non caveating granuloma I would say sounds like sarcoidosis. May want to see an oncologist who deals with enlarged nodes or possible a rheumatologist. Biopsy of non cancer is relieving. ...Read more
Soft tissue fullness: This usually means there is a.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are present throughout the body. They are the body's plumbing system and help clear infection as well has support the immune system. Scattered nodes in the mediastinum suggests that these are small and probably not of major significance. Follow up is warranted. ...Read more
Part of chest: It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas. ...Read more
Calcifications: In the mediastinum and hila are typically benign. ...Read more
No: By definition the heart is part of the mediastinum, but in rare cases it is not located exactly in the expected position. ...Read more
Probably not based: on the CT appearance. Talk to your doctor about whether your clinical situation warrants further evaluation of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
<<< few small sub centimetre lymph nodes are seen in mediastinum small benign looking nodes seen in both axillary. Thanks?
I'm a 21 year old female who has been suffering from chronic breathing issues for years could "soft tissue in anterior mediastinum" be why?
Probably not: Decades ago enlarged thymus (soft tissue in anterior mediastinum) was though to cause asthma in children, so many received radiation to shrink the thymus. Years later many developed thyroid cancer, but they still had asthma. A consult with a chest specialist can sort out your breathing issues. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have a 3.0 by 1.6 CM anterior mediastinum lobulated soft tissue lesion in my chest area. Its changed shape and is bigger now. What could it be?
Xray states:narrowed mediastinum attributed to marked air trapping in keeping with copd, plueral spaces in tact.Is it serious?What can be done to help
Copd: The findings suggest airway changes from smoking. Did you also have a history of asthma which can contribute to these findings? The best thing you can do to avoid worsening of the COPD is to stop smoking entirely and avoid air pollution in general. If you have pulmonary symptoms, i suggest you have an evaluation by a pulmonologist. ...Read more
May be none:
Shotty nodes in the mediastinum, per se, are not likely to produce any symptoms. The symptoms would be driven by the etiology of lymph node lesions.
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3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?
Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The most concerning issue would be a thymoma or tumor of the thymus gland. That is often seen in neurological conditions like myasthenia gravis. I would be curious to know how/why this was found. ...Read more
1.5 to 1.9cm, 2 lymph nodes neat suspected thymoma in ant mediastinum. Pet suv was 3.8 for thymoma and 4.7 for 1.9 node. Could it it by lymphoma?
Maybe: There are typical appearances of certain cancers but none are specific enough to provide a diagnosis. What you describe sounds worrisome for a malignant thymoma or thymic carcinoma with metastases to lymph nodes. Could it be lymphoma? Yes. Could it be lung cancer metastatic to nodes and thymoma? Yes. A biopsy is needed to make the correct diagnosis. Case presentation at a tumor board is best. ...Read more
It is: normal. The thymus normally involutes with age, and it is not uncommon for a young adult to have residual thymic tissue on CT. ...Read more
I had mild trauma on my caput epididymis and scan shows my mediastinum was ruptured. Will the mediastinum have broken gaps exposed?
Trauma: You may see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
Scrotum USG opine multiple size cystic lesion in mediastinum testes with mild right side hydrocele. I am having pain in right testes. Seek Advice?
My CT scan said Mediastinum: residual thymic tissue more then expected for patients age. What does this mean?
Thymus: The thymus is an immune system organ that typically shrinks in size from childhood into adulthood with very little residual tissue left. Unless you are having immune system problems, previous radiation therapy to the chest, or a family/personal history of cancer/growths in the chest cavity, this likely is a benign finding with nothing to worry about. Just ensure follow up with your PCP. ...Read more
What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings - central mediastinum - clear costophrenic sinsues means in chest X-ray report ?
Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early pneumonia amount others. Depends on why you had the chest X-ray in the first place. And these markings can be prominent in those who smoke. So talk to your doctor and see if they are related to anything they were looking for ...Read more
I had a CT scan of chest to rule out widen mediastinum. What are the chances of getting cancer from that once CT scan. ?
Very small if not zero. Can be negleted with once ct chest.
Ct scans may slightly increase the risk of developing cancer with accumulating doses. This risk is usually very small in adult, may be slightly higher in pediatric population and type of the scan. Because of the possible risk, no imaging exam should be done unless there is a clear indication. ...Read more
What does "prominence of the
ascending thoracic aorta" on x-ray mean? Concerning? The heart and mediastinum are within normal limits
CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?
May not be: The only concern would be if this a thymoma. This is something to evaluate by your physician. It can be associated with other medical problems and rarely can be malignant ...Read more
Have chronic cough, small 4mm nodule. 3.3cm soft density tissue in anterior mediastinum. etiologies residual thymus,thymoma,lymphoma. should i worry?
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- Mild prominence of the hila
- Both hila are prominent with prominent bronchovascular markings
- Anterior calcification mediastinum
- Thymic tissue anterior mediastinum
- Posterior calcification mediastinum
- What is maligant lymphadenopathy of the modiastinum hila neck and right supraclaviculac fossa?
- Small amount of mixed density in the anterior mediastinum which presumably relates to residual thymic tissue
- What is the hila?