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"BOWEL: The left-sided colon including rectosigmoid colon is collapsed. Normal appendix. Stomach and small bowel are unremarkable" what does this mean?
Unclear question: What are your complaints??? If this is an incidental reading of an X-Ray then it's just a normal variant. Why did you get a X-Ray ...Read more
I had a CT scan with result: diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid colon. Is this serious ?
You need a diagnosis: Diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid can be caused by diverticulosis, which is benign. It can be caused by inflammation (colitis) or ischemia, which is more serious. It can also be caused by cancer. You need to have this followed up to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more
Recently had a colonoscopy and the report states very tight rectosigmoid, diffiicult colon and single diverticulum noted. What does all this mean.
Need more info: Kath - the most concerning thing from what you are describing is "tight". It sounds like a stricture. The stricture is from chronic inflammation or a cancer. In either event, you are 44 years old. I would highly consider removing his part of your colon given these two findings. Please speak with your doctor further or with a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucosal congestion: This means that there is some swelling and inflammation that is going on - kind of similar to what is going on in your sinuses when you're having a cold. I would not worry too much over that if it is the only thing found to be abnormal. The doc who discovered should be able to help you treating it if it is what is causing your symptoms. In most cases, it would be expected to be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Colonoscopy showed an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon. Does it sound like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?
Very effective: In order to potentially cure a colorectal carcinoma by surgery, one must resect the bowel, the mesocolon/mesorectum and get proximal and distal margins around the tumor. If the lesion is very low in the rectum or rectosigmoid and getting below the lesion virtually compromises the levator ani sphinctor muscles then procto colectomy is employed. ...Read more
Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?
Possibly.: Colon cancers in the rectosigmoid area can cause abdominal or back pain so this can quite possibly radiate, or be felt in the buttocks at least some of the time. Other colon cancers can have volvulus, perforation and fistula as complications so these also might be felt in the buttocks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly effective: Best used in the neoadjuvant setting to reduce the size of a rectosigmoid lesion to improve operability. In terms of long term survival this has not been achieved without the addition or RT. Better results can be anticipated when RT is combined with immunochemotherapy. It is also used palliatively if a large metastatic disease is present in the pelvis and the primary has already been resected. ...Read more
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