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Doctor insights on: Metastatic Adenopathy Definition

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What's a metastatic adenopathy of the left neck?

What's a metastatic adenopathy of the left neck?

Malignant: Usually refers to cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. For example, cancers of the head and neck (tonsil, larynx, mouth, sinus) can have involvement of nodes in the neck. If they do this typically suggest local spread and may require additional therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Hope this helps. Other cancers can spread to the neck as well. ...Read more

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What is metastatic adenopathy of the left neck from?

What is metastatic adenopathy of the left neck from?

Ask your doctor: Sara, adenopathy means swollen gland, but metastatic almost always means that something has come from a cancer. If this is your diagnosis and your doctor has not explained to you where it came from, you really must see him or her and ask the question directly. Take someone with you so that you can remember the answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy ?

History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy ?

Hope not: Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old x-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you. ...Read more

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Result of CT scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments(extensive metastatic disease) "?

Result of CT scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments(extensive metastatic disease) "?

Very concerning...: These findings are extremely concerning and you need to discuss this with your healthcare team. You will likely undergo more tests and referrals to specialists who will provide you more detailed answers than what I am able to do. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: metastatic carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: metastatic carcinoma?

Spread outside area: Metastatic carcinoma refers to the spread of the cancer outside the area of origin. For some cancers, this can be spread to nodes outside the area that drains the organ involved (esophageal) or it can refer to multiple tumors within the same organ (liver - cholangiocarcinoma). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metastatic breast cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Metastatic breast cancer?

Distant spread: Cancer that has spread from its origin (breast) to any other location (lymph nodes, bones, organs, etc.) outside of the primary site. ...Read more

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What is hilar adenopathy?

What is hilar adenopathy?

See below: Hilar adenopathy is a term used by radiologists when describing bulky tissue findings near the blood vessels of the lungs, typically seen on a chest x-ray or chest ct scan. It implies typically that there are enlarged lymph nodes present. Like any finding on an imaging study however, it must be interpreted in context of the patient. You should discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is bilateral axillary adenopathy reactive?

What is bilateral axillary adenopathy reactive?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Reactive bilateral axillary andenopathy refers to enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the body in the armpit area that is thought to be a reaction to infections as it is the job of lymph nodes to filter infection from the body. ...Read more

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What does hilar bilar adenopathy mean medically?

What does hilar bilar adenopathy mean medically?

Swollen lymph nodes: I presume that you mean bilateral hilar adenopathy. This means swollen lymph nodes near the center of the chest. I can be associated with both benign and malignant conditions. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does reactive adenopathy mean?

Can docs explain what does reactive adenopathy mean?

Node response: REACTIVE adenopathy is the benign and reversible enlargement of lymphoid tissue secondary to antigen stimulus. The lymph node reacts to external stimuli in variable ways Node follicles can increase in size and number; sinuses can enlarge and fill with histiocytes,. At times the node can be replaced by sheets of lymphocytes, immunoblasts and macrophages. In some cases there is a mixture seen. ...Read more

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Is mesenteric adenopathy painful?

Is mesenteric adenopathy painful?

Yes, : It can be and frequently mistaken for acute appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is reactive adenopathy?

What is reactive adenopathy?

Benign condition: It means it is secondary to some other cause like inflammation (instead of being cancerous). This can only be said after a microscopic review of a biopsy. ...Read more

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Medastium adenopathy. Is that fatal?

Cause is important: The cause of the adenopathy is critical information. Further testing needs to be done to determine why it is there. ...Read more

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What does "shotty mild retroperitoneal adenopathy" mean?

What does "shotty mild retroperitoneal adenopathy" mean?

Small nodes: Means they saw tiny lymph nodes in the posterior part of the abdomen. The clinical significance can vary from person to person. The doc who ordered the test will judge what to do next with that info depending on the clinical setting. Best to you. ...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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What is cause of cervical adenopathy?

What is cause of cervical adenopathy?

Varied: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be from varied reasons including metastatic head and neck cancer, lung cancer, dental cavities, gum disease, lymphoma or can be benign. Follow-up with you physician for further care. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical adenopathy?

Many possible causes: Neck nodes can enlarge, most often due to throat infections caused by Upper respiratory viruses.. Sometimes it is strept throat. less common causes are cancer originating either in the mouth and throat spreading into the lymph nodes in the neck.or a lymph node cancer(Lymphomas). A good clinical exam by your physician can help to find the cause and offer treatment. ...Read more

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What does "rightt pelvic sidewall adenopathy" mean?

What does "rightt pelvic sidewall adenopathy" mean?

Enlarged lymph gland: This means that your lymph nodes in the pelvis area are enlarged. You should get this investigated further by consulting your doctor and find out the cause. Also follow up on this in the future so that the nodes are not enlarged due to any serious disease like cancer. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with abdominal adenopathy? Is it bad sign?

Anyone have experience with abdominal adenopathy? Is it bad sign?

Not necessarily: Enlarged lymph nodes (adenopathy) can be a sign of many things including metastatic GI tract cancers, lymphoma, infectious diseases, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, or can be benign. Follow-up with you physician for further work-up. ...Read more