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Infant done with pneumonia treatment, has small movable nodule in suprasternal notch area. Tumor?

My 19 month old son just finished a round of Zithromax because the doctor diagnosed him with early pneumonia because of a cough, wheezing , and fever. I found a small pea-sized nodule in his suprasternal notch area yesterday. It seems movable and not painful. I am concerned of a anterior mediastinal tumor. What are your thoughts
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dear parent,

Thanks for your concerns. Given the acute respiratory infection requiring antibiotics, by far the most common cause of that nodule would be an enlarged lymph node related to the infection; nevertheless, it should be monitored for resolution; most of them take about 4 to 6 weeks after infection has been erradicated to return to normal size; if it does not by then, it would warrant further investigation.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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