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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?
Multiple ways: First being a thorough history and physical exam, then colonoscopy, either endoscopic or virtual, air contrast barium enema xray, stool cultures, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ct scan/mri. After your physical and history your doctor will decide the appropriate tests to order or perform. ...Read more
Will a 2nd opinion on path report be helpful to colon/rectal surgeon for treating crc? A few friends are misdiagnosed b/c inaccurate n staging, common?
Watch the watchmen: As a pathologist, i appreciate having a second pathologist read out the glass slides and special studies, and in fact my teachers always had a second pathologist review all cancer cases. No pathologist can accurately review just a report. I suspect your friends' issue is with past work in which pathologists have found too few lymph nodes; there's little to do at this time. Good luck. ...Read more
several reasons: When peritonitis develops due to reputed diverticulitis , left colon rectosimoid colon resection , end will become pouch ( colostmy ) later will be reattached hartman's procedure , also done in cancer, it is not reversed for several reasons , if medically unstable, non compliant pts, unable to loose weight, or had , end stage cancer with limited life expectancy , your could be any one of them ...Read more
Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?
Unattached: Mobilization of the cecum may be required when removing a retrocecal, retroperitoneal appendix, not the entire ascending colon. The only reason to reattach the colon is if the cecum was very floppy and susceptible to volvulus. I would love to know what your follow-up question is? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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