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I an trying to find out what is calcified subcarinal lymph

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My name is Cheryl. I an trying to find out what is calcified subcarinal lymph node and calcified bilateral hilar lymph nodes?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
it sounds like you might have had a chest CT scan
calcified lymph nodes can be seen on CT scan
these can sometimes be normal lymph nodes which simply contain calcium which can be easily seen on CT scan
subcarinal lymph node are the normal lymph nodes which are below the bifurcation (fork) of the trachea into the left and right main stem bronchus in the mediastinum
hilar lymph nodes are normal lymph nodes which are in the hilum or trunks of both lungs
why did you have this chest CT scan?