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where is a hilar lymph node?


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Hey Sam,

I don't know how much this will help. I had a hilar lymph node enlarged also. I was located on the right side of my mediastinum. I believe you have hilar lymph nodes on both sides.



I would probably get a second opinion before I wait.

Did you have a mediastinoscopy? A CT or Pet scan. Any kind of biopsy?

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Like people said the hilar nodes are in the center of the chest where the windpipe splits.

If only the hilar nodes are affected that is a fairly good sign. If it is the first few hilar nodes it could be stage I or II.

Sometimes a surgeon will save node 9, 10 is affected.

The map below shows the lymph node maps.

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