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Doctor insights on: Might Have Lymphoma And Had A Ct Scan Done It Showed Adenopathy What Now

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?

What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?

Lung cancer: What did the CT show about the lungs and other organs?, That is usually the criteria for stage IV. Stage IV you have lung cancer in either more than 1 lung or lobe and another part of the body (liver, bone). Having cancer in lymph nodes can be stage II or III depending on size of the lung mass 3 cm. Biopsy would show cancer in lymph nodes, as they can also be enlarged due to inflammati ...Read more

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Would an MRI on the abdomon show lymphoma as good as a CT scan would?

Depends: MRI is generally not used as the primary imaging modality, except for few specific indications such as in staging mediastinal malignancies, where MRI can be more accurate than a CT. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan show the difference between granulomas and lymphoma of a swollen lump node in the neck?

Perhaps: CT is a great test that shows lymph nodes in the neck well. Granulomas usually demonstrate some degree of calcification but not always. Also, they tend to be smaller. Lymphoma nodes are not usually calcified, are larger, more numerous etc. There is, as you can imagine some overlap and a biopsy is usually recommended. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes ab ct scan after colonscopy found mild colitis. Had rectal bleeding daily for 1 month. Now gone. Going for 6/mo check. Lymphoma?

Enlarged lymph nodes ab ct scan after colonscopy found mild colitis. Had rectal bleeding daily for 1 month. Now gone. Going for 6/mo check. Lymphoma?

Not necessarily: There are many reasons for enlarged lymph nodes; most common is reaction to infection/inflammation which maybe your case but they can also enlarge in reaction to cancer nearby and in cases of lymphoma. These possibilities shluld be sorted out after colonoscopy and biopsy of any colon lesions ...Read more

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What would residual adenopathy or residual thymic tissue mean on CT scan?

Shrunk: The thymus shrinks after puberty and thus is considered residual. The adenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) has shrunk or resolved after a recent infection or whatever process which had caused it. ...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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Ovarian cyst & retroperitoneal adenopathy on CT scan. What is survival time?

Depends: Survival time will depend upon what the diagnosis is. The ovarian cyst and the enlarged lymph nodes may be unrelated to each other. You need further evaluation and biopsy of the enlarged lymph nodes if appropriate. ...Read more

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Does having a maxilliary retention cyst on the left side of neck for months mean I have cancer? And reactive adenopathy CT scan results.

Does having a maxilliary retention cyst on the left side of neck for months mean I have cancer? And reactive adenopathy CT scan results.

Maxillary and Neck: Maxillary area is on the face and not Neck. Most commonly if the Maxillary Retention cyst gets infected, it will cause painful lymph nodes in the neck. It is not that common for Maxillary Retention Cyst to become malignant cancer. ...Read more

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Hi my mother had got the CT scan for chest report summary: bilateral hilar adenopathy (non specific?) what does it mean? And how can we cure?

Sarcoidoisis?: There are several causes for enlargement of the lymph nodes in the region in which the trachea (air tube) divides into main stem bronchi (smaller air tubes). Sometimes this can be caused by a condition known as sarcoidosis, but this may not be what your mom has. This should be discussed with her doctor at length and if you are not satisfied and haven't seen a pulmonologist, request a consult. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound on jugulodigastric lymph node that measured 1.8 x 0.8 x 3.6 cm But then I had a ct scan that said "no lymphadenopathy" why is this?

Yes you do: Less than 1.5 cm is by convention not enlarged, assuming CT was done on neck scanning your jugulogastric node area. The question next is how to verify and what to do, best to check with oncologist in your area, and moffitt cancer center is near you, so pls take advantage of these resource to get to the bottom of your concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasn't checked?

Not at all: It means you don't have those findings. And you should want to have them. Also it sounds like whatever your doctors were looking for wasn't there. Don't worry about those findings. Discuss the report with your doctor ...Read more

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CT scan for PE (+) has comment "hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy is appreciated", can you please explain what this comment may mean?

CT scan for PE (+) has comment "hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy is appreciated", can you please explain what this comment may mean?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen, visible lymph nodes near your lungs. This requires ongoing medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more