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I need a plain language translation of the following CT results. There is an enlargement of the left and right iliac lymph nodes. There are numerous periaortic lymph nodes.

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Dr. Michael Khoury
Radiology

In brief: It

It is difficult to translate, this would depend on many factors.
One major factor would be the exact size of the nodes, this would indicate the relative significance. The other major factor is your medical history and why you had the exam in the first place. If you would like a second review of this study, we do offer this service in certain parts of the country. Dr. Khoury radiologist. Usradreview.Com.

In brief: It

It is difficult to translate, this would depend on many factors.
One major factor would be the exact size of the nodes, this would indicate the relative significance. The other major factor is your medical history and why you had the exam in the first place. If you would like a second review of this study, we do offer this service in certain parts of the country. Dr. Khoury radiologist. Usradreview.Com.
Dr. Michael Khoury
Dr. Michael Khoury
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Dr. David Cooke
Internal Medicine

In brief: It's

It's a bit hard to interpret without knowing the reason why it was ordered, or any information about symptoms.
Basically, it states that there are multiple enlarged lymph nodes deep in the abdomen and pelvis. It is normal for nodes to be present in these areas, but enlargement usually isn't. Depending upon the context, this could be indicative of an infection, recent surgery, or possibly cancer spread into the nodes. Occasionally, we can see similar findings in perfectly healthy people. Again, knowing the patient's medical history, reason for the ct and what symptoms, if any, are present is helpful in making sense of the report.

In brief: It's

It's a bit hard to interpret without knowing the reason why it was ordered, or any information about symptoms.
Basically, it states that there are multiple enlarged lymph nodes deep in the abdomen and pelvis. It is normal for nodes to be present in these areas, but enlargement usually isn't. Depending upon the context, this could be indicative of an infection, recent surgery, or possibly cancer spread into the nodes. Occasionally, we can see similar findings in perfectly healthy people. Again, knowing the patient's medical history, reason for the ct and what symptoms, if any, are present is helpful in making sense of the report.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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