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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. Lydia Collins
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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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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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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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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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I have had 2 CT scans in the past week and a half, they diagnosed me as mild mediastinal bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Could it be lymphoma.

I have had 2 CT scans in the past week and a half, they diagnosed me as mild mediastinal bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Could it be lymphoma.

Hilar adenopathy: Bilateral hilar lymph node enlargement can be caused by: sarcoidosis infection tuberculosis mycoplasma malignancy lymphoma : more common on hodgkin lymphoma than non-hodgkin lymphoma. Carcinoma - inorganic dust disease silicosis berylliosis ask your doctor for more information as it applies to your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
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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)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more