a letter from my doctor after getting a chest x-ray last week.
there is some volume loss in the right lung as well as prominence
of the Hilum.
a possibility of cancer?
diagnosed with Sarcoid so I'm wondering what this could be pertaining
in end stage of Cirrhosis and beginning of liver failure.
all of this have something to do with the volume loss in my right
would be appreciated.
You for your time
are many diseases that can cause enlargement or prominence
of the hilum.
people the majority of these are not cancer. This includes lymph node
enlargement that can occur along with pneumonia.
lymphadenopathy may cause a loss of volume of the right lung.
is a relatively rare autoimmune
disease that can affect the skin, lungs, heart, brain and nervous
system, eyes, and other organs.
the disease was first recognized about 100 years ago, little is known
about what causes it and there is no cure.
is most often suspected when hilar adenopathy is incidentally detected
on chest x-ray.
the course of the disease, over 90% of patients with sarcoidosis manifest
abnormalities on chest radiographs.
of lung parenchyma may lead to architectural distortion, hilar retraction,
upper-lobe volume loss, broad and coarse septal bands, honeycomb change,
and large bullae.
lung volume loss is found in sarcoidosis.
(computed tomographic) the presence of mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathies
and thickened bronchovascular bundles are landmarks for the diagnosis
of pulmonary sarcoidosis.
lymphadenopathy can occur with sarcoidosis.
is a frequent CT finding in primary biliary cirrhosis and that recognition
can help prevent misdiagnosis of lymphoma or metastatic disease.
is a high prevalence of lymphadenopathy in liver disease patients.
is the disease of the lymph nodes.
node is a small ball-shaped organ of the immune system, distributed
widely throughout the body.