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If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?

If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?

Recurring infection?: Bronchiectasis is widening of the airways, often due to recurring infection or aspiration. Enlarged mediastinal lymph may also be reactive in nature to one of these processes. ...Read more

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My recent CT scan showed residual thymic tissue with no mediastinal adenopathy present. What does this mean and should I be concerned?

My recent  CT scan showed residual thymic tissue  with no mediastinal adenopathy present. What does this mean and should I be concerned?

Usually OK, chemo?: Thymic tissue can be more prominent in the chest in patients who have had chemotherapy and are now "on the mend". It usually has a different appearance than adenopathy. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My husband has a shorty mediastinal adenopathy. Is this something to worry about. Had neck cancer 1 year ago had treatments and surgery ?

My husband has a shorty mediastinal adenopathy.  Is this something to worry about. Had neck cancer 1 year ago  had treatments and surgery ?

Need to know: "Shotty" mediastinal lymphadenopathy sounds like an X-ray, CT-scan, or MRI reading. Get a copy of the films, take them to his oncologist, and make sure he explains the possibilities. Comparison with previous exams might be extremely helpful. If a radiologist is available to look at these with you, that would help, too. They might be cancer, but the might be inflammatory (harmless). ...Read more

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Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

There are a number: of causes of mediastinal adenopathy. Inflammatory processes, infections, sarcoid and other granulomatous processes, to name a few. Unfortunately, lymphoma and other neoplasms can do it too. You need to follow-up with your physician to determine the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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My CT shows a 9.5 CM left hilar node with a low attenuation center. Report adds No mediastinal adenopathy is seen. Could you explain probable meaning?

My CT  shows a 9.5 CM left hilar node with a low attenuation center. Report adds No mediastinal adenopathy is seen. Could you explain probable meaning?

Hard to tell...: ..without more information. It is good they did not see a lung mass or enlarged nodes in the mediastinum (the space between the lungs), but a 9 cm. hilar node (the area where the blood vessels enter the lung) is pretty big. A scan is usually done with a specific purpose so I suggest you talk to the physician who ordered it and discuss its implications and what's next for U. Hope it's nothing bad. ...Read more

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34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should i wait?

34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should i wait?

Why did you get CXR : What was wrong that led your doctor to get blood work and imaging? Did you have fever, weight loss, cough, etc? That can help direct what else might be going on. Lots of things can lead to mediastinal lymphadenopathy like tb, endemic fungal infections, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, but they usually have several other symptoms as well. Make sure you go back for follow up. ...Read more

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Have u ever seen dilantin induced hilar/mediastinal lymphadenopathy?

Have u ever seen dilantin induced hilar/mediastinal  lymphadenopathy?

I have not: personally seen this but I can attest that is is a RECOGNIZED ,well documented side effect of Dilantin! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation tuberculous lymphadenopathy to be considered. pl let me know this TB disease?

Extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation  tuberculous lymphadenopathy to be considered. pl let me know this TB disease?

TB: Based on the information you give here, I would say this is most likely TB unless/until proven otherwise. You should certainly be under the care of a specialist (Pulmonary, Infectious Disease) for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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