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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?

If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?

See pulmonologist: There are many potential causes and I presume that your chest doctor my obtain another scan to check the progress on a periodic basis. ...Read more

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34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should i wait?

34yr male. Asymptomatic. Gp thinks I have a virus. Complete blood count ok. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. Lungs ok. Should i wait?

Why did you get CXR : What was wrong that led your doctor to get blood work and imaging? Did you have fever, weight loss, cough, etc? That can help direct what else might be going on. Lots of things can lead to mediastinal lymphadenopathy like tb, endemic fungal infections, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, but they usually have several other symptoms as well. Make sure you go back for follow up. ...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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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung?Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung?Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor(s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...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 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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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?

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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What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect lymphadenopathy in chest or CT is the only option?

Can MRI detect lymphadenopathy in chest or CT is the only option?

Yes: MRI can easily detect differences in soft tissue structure so that lymph nodes are easily identified. CAT scan can show organ structures easily and the amount of radiation with the newer units is minimal. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes?m 20 female.

Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes?m 20 female.

Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out. ...Read more

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Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy,they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms,why biopsy again?

Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy,they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms,why biopsy again?

Biopsy: I do not know when the initial biopsy was done. However, although the nodes may be negative on the initial biopsy if the hilar nodes remain swollen or are enlarging that may warrant another biopsy. ...Read more

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My Chest CT scan says leftward superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Neurologist was unconcerned but web search says otherwise. What should I do next?

My Chest CT scan says leftward superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Neurologist was unconcerned but web search says otherwise. What should I do next?

Adenopathy: see a pulmonary MD to have the CT images reviewed and they can tell you if you need any further evaluation or not. ...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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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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Is mesenteric adenopathy painful?

Is mesenteric adenopathy painful?

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