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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes Chest X Ray

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more


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Would a chest xray show swollen nodes in clavicle?

Would a chest xray show swollen nodes in clavicle?

Nodes near clavicle: Lymph nodes are not located in clavicle.Clavicle is the collar bone. Lymph nodes reside superior and inferior to clavicle. If these are enlarged sometimes a soft tissue show may be evident on chest radiograph. Ultrasound or CT would be much more accurate in identifying enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?

Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?

Usually not: Typically no - these are usually normal findings. But it depends on the whole clinical picture - only your doctor can decide if follow up is needed. ...Read more

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Does a chest xray show all lymph nodes in chest, clavicle and neck?

Does a chest xray show all lymph nodes in chest, clavicle and neck?

No: They are blocked in certain views due to the presence od the boney chest cavity. If suspected a ct of the chest would be all revealing a chest x-ray does not include the neck. ...Read more

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Bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly.In chest x ray. What's next?

Bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly.In chest x ray. What's next?

Depends: Depends on your symptoms. If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be helpful. Regardless, an echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart shadow). Other tests may also be necessary depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Unlikely: While possible in a slim patient with a Very enlarged supraclavicular node, normally the chest x-ray would look unremarkable and you'd need a chest CT to identify this finding. ...Read more

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Does a chest CT show the axillary lymph nodes ?

Yes, it usually does: Unless the chest size is very big, the ct scan shows the axillary area quite well. So the lymph nodes, if enlarged will show up on a chest ct scan. ...Read more

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Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Imaging studies: They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. Ct scan would be much more valuable. ...Read more

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One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

Bothersome!: You didn't note whether it was there before the radiation. If not, a fna(fine needle aspiration) needs to be done to see what's goig on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Enlarged right hilum abnormal x ray?

Enlarged right hilum abnormal x ray?

Tuberculosis,sarcoid: It can be due to 1pulmonary tuberculosis 2sarcoidosis 3pulmonary hupertension 4bronchogenic carcinoma 5hilar lymadenopathy. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea. Ct show splenic lesions?

Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea.  Ct   show splenic lesions?

Biopsy: I would recommend getting a biopsy of one of the enlarged lymph nodes. Antibiotics may not help here. Further studies need to be done. Ask your physician what they are thinking... ...Read more

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Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Not usually: If lymph nodes are felt in neck then many times a chest xray is ordered to see if nodes involve or extend into mediastinum of chest. If large nodes in chest then think of lymphoma or some infections like tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Many cases, not all: Lymphoma (Hodgkins and non Hodgkins) can manifest itself in chest by involving lymph nodes in mediastinum. Not all patients with lymphoma have chest involvement. Sometimes nasopharynx, neck, bone, spleen etc can be involved without inclusion of chest. There are usually accompanying symptoms such as swelling, fevers, chills,unexplained weight loss, night sweats and lack of energy. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?

Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?

Lymphoma, infection: Most worrisome for malignancy such as lymphoma. Sometimes granulomlatous infections such as TB and other fungal lesions can produce these fndings. You should see physician for complete workup and therapy, ...Read more

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Chest pain with deep breath. Enlargd rght neck lymph node. Gingvitis. Fever 37, xrays ok, blood tests ok. Swollen bone right chest. I work o heavy load?

Chest pain with deep breath. Enlargd rght neck lymph node. Gingvitis. Fever 37, xrays ok, blood tests ok. Swollen bone right chest. I work o heavy load?

Why the concern?: Chest pain on deep inspiration only is almost certainly chest wall pain and is no concern. All young men have at least one enlarged neck lymph node. A temperature of 37c isn't a fever. Different people have different-shaped bones on their chests. Your dentist can advise you about your gum disease; i'd urge you simply to be grateful for good health and to continue enjoying your youth. ...Read more