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Mediastinum (Overview)

It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas.


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Whats a mediastinum?

Whats a mediastinum?

Portion of the chest: The mediastinum is the compartment in the middle of the chest between the lungs that contains the heart and esophagus. ...Read more

Mediastinum (Overview)

It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas.


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What does scattered nodes in the mediastinum mean?

What does scattered nodes in the mediastinum mean?

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

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What is the definition or description of: mediastinum?

What is the definition or description of: mediastinum?

Part of chest: It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that a person's heart is not located in the mediastinum?

Is there a possibility that a person's heart is not located in the mediastinum?

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

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What does the visualized superior mediastinum and visualized lungs are under mean ?

What does the visualized superior mediastinum and visualized lungs are under mean ?

Prominent U wave.: A prominent U wave on the ECG could be related to a low potassium level, fast thyroid, medication-effect (some heart medications), or actual heart disease. ...Read more

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Cit scan showed non specific lymph nodes in mediastinum area. Should i go for biospy?

Cit scan showed non specific lymph nodes in mediastinum area. Should i go for biospy?

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

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Pls translate <<< few small sub centimetre lymph nodes are seen in mediastinum small benign looking nodes seen in both axillary. Thanks?

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<<< few small sub centimetre lymph nodes are seen in mediastinum small benign looking nodes seen in both axillary. Thanks?

Probably OK: It means you probably had a radiologic exam and a few small lymph nodes were seen inside your chest and armpits. Benign-looking means that your doctor does not suspect cancer. Everybody has lymph nodes and if they are not enlarged it is unlikely they are abnormal. ...Read more