Saturday, December 7, 2013
What is medialastinaladenopathy and hilar ade
chest x-ray said I had multiplenodularitiesin the lungparenchyma on the pleural surfaces, with mediastinal adenopathy and hilar adenopathy. whay exactly is all of this in terms I can understand and if I need immadiate care.
The nodularities in the lung are thickened areas or small spots. The mediastinal and hilar adenopathy are swollen lymph nodes in the chest. Chest x rays are very nonspecific, so this could be anything.
I would recommend getting a chest CT and asking your doctor to refer you to a lung specialist to see if anything needs to be done.
I hope this helps.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati