I've been told a routine xray has found calcified paratracheal lymph nodes. Does anyone else have this and what exactly does it mean? Should I be worried about this? Any insight or those with past experience with this would be appreciated as I am kind of concerned.
A calcified lymph node is like a scar. It is a sign of an infection that took place a long time ago. You should not need any further testing or any treatment. However you should be aware that a calcified lymph node could physically erode into an airway. This is rare and harmless. The way that you would know this had happened is that you would cough up some mucus containing the calcium.
my brother was just diagnosed with a calcified lymph node. they thought he had kidney stones. went in to do surgery and no stones. they took him in for Cat Scan. and that's when they found this. he has another nuc (?) cat scan scheduled for July 26. will go from there. the doc told him if it was indeed calcified, chances of it being cancerous are slim. i can post more info as we go along if you are interested. it does sound tho like further testing is recommended. what is the latest happening in your case? thanks for sharing.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.