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What is a villous adenoma of the small intestine?

What is a villous adenoma of the small intestine?

Premalignant tumor: Neoplasms of the small bowel are unusual comprising less than 2% of all malignant neoplasms of bowel . They manifest with non-specific symptoms and frequently can be missed in the usual screening tests because they are flat and carpet like in appearance. Villous adenomas are often associated with larger adenomas and more severe degrees of dysplasia and are of concern primarily because of the risk of malignant transformation (approximately 15-25% overall) ...Read more

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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My husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. Is this serious?

My husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. Is this serious?

Very: Colon polyp, right? These have a strong tendency to turn into cancer and are also a marker for someone likely to get more tumors. It's coming out, I hope. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. how worried should I be?

Usually convert: When a villous adenoma is detected in a male who is probably over 50 yrs. of age you are dealing with a notorious premalignant cancer of bowel which is where I assume the lesion is present. Virtually every one is resected to prevent the development of colon Ca. Wide resection I assume would be attempted by scope if possible, would be curiative. ...Read more

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39y/o, had 2 polpys removed (sigmond & descending, villous adenoma w/high grade dysplasia). Will i get colon cancer even though 2 polyps were removed?

No.: If you have close follow up and colonoscopies you can avoid cancer. You should start by having genetic testing to see if you have hnpcc syndrome. If you do you will need yearly or every other year colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Villous adenoma on appendix bloating painful stomach takes lg amounts of imodium (loperamide) 47 yrs old constant yeast infections since any ideas?

Villous adenoma on appendix bloating painful stomach takes lg amounts of imodium (loperamide) 47 yrs old constant yeast infections since any ideas?

Yeast in the vagina.: Comes from colon, if chronic diahrea, more opportunity, keep Diflucan (fluconazole) around at 150-200 mg. As for the diahrea, a medicine called wellchol, a bile acid sequesterant may help; probiotics.Low dose opiod may help if miserable but make that last resort. If alternating constipation and diahrea, may have irritible bowel component (ibs). Appendectomy shouldn't create diahrea, keep colonoscopy up 2 date. ...Read more

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What is a cecal adenoma ?

What is a cecal adenoma ?

Benign: Non malignant but need to be watch closely with repeated colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What exactly is a tubulovillous adenoma?

Growth in the colon: It is a type of polyp or growth in the colon which is usually removed at colonoscopy. These can develop into more serious cancers if not removed. ...Read more

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Should a hepatic adenoma always be removed surgically?

Not Necessarily: Small adenomas have a lower cancer and hemorrhage risk. If they become large, such as >5 cm, the cancer and hemorrhage risk increases and most recommend removing them at that time. They are made worse by oral contraceptives so these should not be used. ...Read more

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Is their any chances of having Polymorphic adenoma again?

Is their any chances of having Polymorphic adenoma again?

Pleomorphic adenoma: If you mean pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland, the chance of recurrence is low. Only if a part o the tumor does not get removed will it recur. See this site for more details. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1630933-overview#a1 ...Read more