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Not usually: Lymphadenopathy as described does require a medical evaluation ...Read more
Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?
Infection vs tumor: Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis. In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?
YES: It can, but is more likely secondary to the etiology of the hilar adenopathy ...Read more
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
Thyroid cancer: Yes if it had metatisized. (spread).Get a more detailed answer ›
Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea. Ct show splenic lesions?
Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?
Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presented w/ chest pain and shortness of breath. Ct w/ contrast showed enlarged non-specific mediastinal & axillary lymph nodes. Should I have biopsy?
Several posibilities: Often this may be due to infections like histoplasmosis (which is quite frequent in the mid-west), but the best thing to do is to have this thoroughly evaluated by a pulmonary (lung) expert. It may require bronchoscopy after appropriate imaging studies, and possibly other procedures, but the importance of establishing a firm diagnosis cannot be over-estimated. Good luck. ...Read more
What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?
Go see your doctor. : You didn't give your age. Younger patients can have sarcoidosis(this is not a cancer) which can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Thickening of the wall of the esophagus could be caused by chronic inflammation like from reflux. An endoscopy(looking into the esophagus) may be needed. ...Read more
Benign or malignant: Multiple possibilities. It's critical to obtain a thorough evaluation. All patients found to have a lung nodule should be referred to a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology program. After review of characteristics of nodule, patient history, risk factors, and examination; an individualized plan can be devised to facilitate diagnosis and/or treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?
Enlarged lymphnodes in armpits. Tumour in breastbone. Cough, weightloss, fatigue. Normal ct Scan of lungs, abdomen. Normal x ray of breast.
Biopsy lymph node : How's your physician considered biopsying one in the lymph nodes to see what it shows ...Read more
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