bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy

bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy

A radiologic term for symmetrically enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. It is easily and most commonly identified by a chest X-ray.

Bilateral lymphadenopathy, aetiology
Sarcoidosis.
Infection—tuberculosis, mycoplasma.
Neoplasia—lymphoma, carcinoma, thymoma and other mediastinal tumours.
Fibrogenic dusts:
• Organic dusts—e.g., extrinsic allergic alveolitis/hypersensitivity pneumonitis;
• Inorganic dusts—e.g., silicosis, berylliosis, pneumoconiosis.
Churg-Strauss syndrome.
HIV disease.
Adult Still's disease.
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2) In most cases, arthritis occurs as a part of Lofgren's syndrome, which is characterized by bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and erythema nodosum.
His medical history revealed Lofgren's syndrome, a single episode of arthralgia, erythema nodosum, and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy that had been ongoing for the past 20 years.
On chest X-ray examination, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy (BHL) is common, as are nodules, which predominantly affect the upper lobes.
Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, pulmonary infiltrates, and skin and ocular lesions are the most frequently detected manifestations.
Chest imaging showed bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, consistent with lymphoma or infection (Fig.
Diagnosis is based on radiographic findings of bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, with or without parenchymal infiltrates, and is supported by the presence of non-caseating granulomas on pathologic evaluation.
A chest x-ray showed bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy consistent with pulmonary sarcoidosis.
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