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Adenoma Carcinoid Polyps
Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more
A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found. Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.
Entirely different: You have to wait for final report , don't worry for a pathologist it is as easy as distinguishing an apple from orange. Lymphoid follicles are normal lymph tissue common at that site. Rare carcinoid tumors from neuroendocrine cells (nerve cell ) produce systemic symptoms due to histamine & serotonin secretion , if it is you are lucky found it very early stage , you will be fine follow with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is carcinoid syndrome hereditary? My died at age 42 & i've already got bad stomach problems & colon polyps.
It can be hereditary: 4% of carcinoid tumors are hereditary. The most common inherited disorder involving carcinoids is men syndrome type i. Other neuroendocrine tumors are usually present in this syndrome, though. Familial carcinoids are more erratic in heritability. There is no formal test for suspected familial carcinoid. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome include chronic flushing and diarrhea. ...Read more
My dad died at 42 with carcinoid syndrome. Started in colon & intestine then to liver. I have already had colon polyps removed. Is this hereditary?
Premalignant: Tubular adenomas can give rise to cancer if left in place, and having had one is a marker that he may get more. This does tend to run in the family. You'd do well to get occasional colonoscopies as health maintenance for yoruself. He should also continue to be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 yr ago found 5 polyps; two Tubular adenoma two under 5mm, two 5-10cm, one Tubulovillous adenoma 10-20CM removed. When should I go back?
Soon: If it were me, I'd ask for a repeat next year. Your gastroenterologist may have a specific protocol. ...Read more
Had a tubulovillous adenoma w/hgd removed via right-hemicoloectomy. Why does a repeat colonoscopy have to be done in a year if polyps grow slow?
One year is correct: Colon cancer develops from a polyp with high grade dysplasia. A history of dysplastic polyps puts you at high risk of forming new polyps and the pace of growth is uncertain, especially in a young age group. There are clear guidelines put out by the american cancer society on the suggested followup for colon polyps. If your next colonscopy shows no polyps, they will extend the time interval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy 1 yr ago found 5 polyps; two Tubular adenoma under 2cm, two 2-5cm, one Tubulovillous 10-20CM. successfully removed. When should I go back?
Five years: Recommendations are that if you have adenomas five to ten years. Normal ten years. two small adenomas should not change this UNLESS you have risk factors such as a positive family history. In your case I think it reasonable and consistent with the guideliines to repeat in five years. ...Read more
Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?
I ve had a polyp taken for analysis from my intestine months ago, report now says tubular adenoma , pls can you advice me what does it means ?thanks
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