A 45-year-old female asked:
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would a thickened cecum be caused by something or is something caused from a thickened cecum. if its found on ct should it be biopsied?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Thickened cecum: Thickened cecum seen on ct may be from infection, inflammation (such as found in crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), polyps or cancer (rarely) or it may just look thickened on ct. To know for sure, colonoscopy is needed to look at the mucous and rule out things that would need different management (inflammatory bowel disease or cancer).
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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