Good day Cancergrace,
Today is my sweetie's birthday but it seems that there is no vacation from unsettling health issues. A swallow test is scheduled hopefully to diagnose the frequent choking and coughing episodes while eating and drinking. I haven't done a crash course in anatomy and physiology yet so I would like to ask if it is possible for enlarged mediastinum lymph node(s) to show up as a cause for swallowing difficulties during a barium swallow test, or is CT or other test more definitive to blame the lymph nodes? I can't imagine that something obvious won't pop out of the x-ray but just in case I want to be able to advocate for further evaluation if necessary.
Thanking you in advance