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Metastatic Adenopathy Definition
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?
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
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
My husband was told last night that he posibliy has hilar adenopathy in his lungs what does that mean?
Refers to: swelling of lymph nodes in the center of the lung fields. ...Read more