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Doctor insights on: Mediastinal Lymphad

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What are mediastinal tumors like?

What are mediastinal tumors like?

Hard to say: There are many tumors that can occur in this area. Some are benign. Some are related the thyroid tissue, and some are related to the thymus. Lymphomas and lung cancers are just some of the other types. All have different outcomes. ...Read more

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What is mediastinal prominence?

What is mediastinal prominence?

Center of ribcage: Sticks out a bit. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is normal and does not mean anything. I guess it can occur if someone is too thin; I'm stretching a bit here to say there is any significance. ...Read more

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Is an 8.4 mm mediastinal lymphnode any concern?

Is an 8.4 mm mediastinal lymphnode any concern?

It depends...: Lymph nodes less than 1 cm in size are usually not concerning. Smokers are at increased risk of lung cancer. See your doctor and follow this lymph node...If it increases in size, you may want to see a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does small mediastinal nodes are nonspecific mean?

Incidental: Most of the time they are incidental findings with no clinical significance. If the test was done looking for lymph nodes best will be to ask the ordering provider what to do next. ...Read more

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What is the implication of small mediastinal nodes nonspecific?

Many: Unfortunately or fortunately, that is as vague a finding as you can have. It needs to be taken in the context of your general health, history of smoking, any physical finding, and the reason for which your doc ordered the scan. Very often these are benign findings and just need be followed up but your doc will have to decide what to do next. You need to discuss this with him/her. ...Read more

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What is the relapse rate of cured mediastinal seminoma after 5 years?

What is the relapse rate of cured mediastinal seminoma after 5 years?

Very low: Seminoma can be cured with modern treatments. If it stays under control for more than 5 years, the cure likelihood is >95%. So the odds of relapse are less than 5%. ...Read more

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Please tell me what Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphodeopathy ands "esophopilia" mean? No other findings please. In non smoker 50some

Need more Info: The context of your question makes it very hard to figure out what you are asking. What is the esophopilia you are referring to? ...Read more

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What is hilar mass lesion or no obvious mediastinal?

What is hilar mass lesion or no obvious mediastinal?

Nothing to Hum About: The "hilum" is in the middle of your chest and there ain't supposed to be no masses there! The mediastinum is in the same general area but is bigger and contains the hilum and a bunch of other stuff. Since they said just a hilar mass that means it's a part of the large vessels and lung tissues near the heart and not any of the other stuff in that area. You need to get this cleared up with your doc ...Read more

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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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Are mediastinal germ cell tumors known to be hereditary? I was cured, but my girlfriend is concerned if we were to have kids.

Are mediastinal germ cell tumors known to be hereditary? I was cured, but my girlfriend is concerned if we were to have kids.

Germ cell tumors: These tumors are very rare and as such there isn' t enough information available to determine whether there is a genetic basis involved. ...Read more

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Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Lymph node: I gather you're reading the scan report details. You should just focus on the bottom summary. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, you should thinking about what is causing them to be enlarged. Infection? Cancer? Better take the report to your doctor, who ordered it and review the results with him. He'll give a good idea what to do next. ...Read more

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What is superior mediastinal fullness means? Is it bad?

What is superior mediastinal fullness means? Is it bad?

Depends: If this is something reported on a chest x ray, it needs to be followed by a ct scan of the chest. Most often it is just a projection artifact (ie nothing significant), but it can be due to an aortic aneurysm, an enlarged thyroid, or a tumor. ...Read more

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Is a right superior mediastinal fullness bad? What does it mean?

Is a right superior mediastinal fullness bad? What does it mean?

Mediastinum: This is an area in your thorax (chest) defined laterally by the lungs on each side and forward and back by the sternum (chest bone) and the forward part of the spine, so it is a rectangular box. There are many things inside it. In the superior area fullness may be your thymus gland, lymph nodes, aneurysms from blood vessel and so on. Whether this is serious will depend on further studies. Best. ...Read more

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What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

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

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Enlarged mediastinal lymph node short axis 12mm. How long do I need to watch it for to ensure it is benign. Doesn't appear to have grown in 1 year.

Enlarged mediastinal lymph node short axis 12mm. How long do I need to watch it for to ensure it is benign. Doesn't appear to have grown in 1 year.

Any symptoms?: If the node has not changed in one year, it is benign. Do not worry about a radiology finding, if there are no symptoms.
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CTshows enlarged lymp nodes (Lower cervical/mediastinal and hiller); Also possible hepato-spleanomegaly-No discrete lesion. Is this sarcoid or Lymphoma?

Mgt: The CT report and image may be uploaded during a virtual consult to better assist, but from your description many possible conditions are possible. EBUS biopsy is one way to determine the cause. A TB test and blood work may also be indicated. ...Read more

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What does mildly enlarged cardio mediastinal silhouette &mild enhancement anterior and inferior pericardium I am 3 months post pericardial window?

What does mildly enlarged cardio mediastinal silhouette &mild enhancement anterior and inferior pericardium I am 3 months post pericardial window?

It depends what your: Previous x ray looked like. For definitive answer, you will probably need to repeat echocardiogram. Ask your doctor for recommendation on when you should get this test. ...Read more