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My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion.  What does that mean?

Polypectomy: The gastoenterologist typically uses a hooped metal device to remove the polyp. Sometimes the poly is big enough that they need to cut it in half to get to the base. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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How long for a colon polyp clamp to be passed? The dr said no mris for 6 weeks because of clip used for transverse colon polyp how long to heal?

How long for a colon polyp clamp to be passed? The dr said no mris for 6 weeks because of clip used for transverse colon polyp how long to heal?

Follow the advise: Your Gastroenterologist knows the best. What kind of Clamp was used, how big was the polyp. It heals within 2 weeks. I am sure you have the follow up appointment with Him/Her to review the result of the biopsy. Please ask him/her ...Read more

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Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Pathology: most polyps are not malignant. But the good news is you do NOT have to leave it to chance. Once your polyps make to the pathology lab they will tell you FOR SURE whether they are malignant or benign ...Read more

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If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

It depends.: If the gastroenterologist is fairly certain that the precancerous polyp was removed completely, and the pathology results confirm that, then the ascending colon would not need to be resected. Depending on the results of the local lymph nodes, the surgeon might be able to get by with resecting just the transverse colon. Good luck. ...Read more

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The polyp was flat and the doctor said he thought he got most of it out but he was not sure. Are polyps in the transverse colon more likely to be cancerous.

The polyp was flat and the doctor said he thought he got most of it out but he was not sure.  Are polyps in the transverse colon more likely to be cancerous.

No, however...: To the best of my knowledge polyps in the transverse colon have no greater risk of becoming cancerous than in other locations. Some varieties (adenomatous vs. Hyperplastic) are more likely to become cancerous. I'm sure your polyp will be checked for signs it was precancerous. Your doc will likely do another colonoscopy in about 3 years so if any was left it can be removed at that time. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer.
there is no risk of cancer.
your doctor can review your symptoms,and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion.
nothing serious. ...Read more

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Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more

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What are sessile polyps found in colon sent to pathology?

What are sessile polyps found in colon sent to pathology?

Flat polyps: Sessile refers to the morphology of the polyp rather than the polyp type. Sessile polyps are more flat than peduculated polyps, which grow from a stalk. Once removed, the polyp is sent to pathology to determine the polyp type (hyperplastic, adenoma, cancer, etc). ...Read more

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3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

Wait for pathology : Your Gastroenterologist will have sent the polyp to a pathologist for study. I'm sure his office will call you to let you know the results. (S)he will advise you what to do next. ...Read more

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Why could my doc not easily remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on the sigmoid colon? What type of doc can do it?

Why could my doc not easily remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on the sigmoid colon?  What type of doc can do it?

Sessile = flat: Sessile polyps are flat, which makes it very difficult (but not impossible) to remove. However, they can usually be biopsied to determine if (pre)cancerous or not. This is where the gastroenterologist comes in handy. Realistically, it comes down to experience as newly minted docs may not have skills of seasoned ones. But in general, gastroenterologist is specialist to go to for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Doc found one sessile polyp (half inch) on my sigmoid colon that he couldn't remove. Is the polyp precancerous or more dangerous than others?

Doc found one sessile polyp (half inch) on my sigmoid colon that he couldn't remove.  Is the polyp precancerous or more dangerous than others?

May need surgery: Polyps can be pedunculated or sessile. The flat ones (sessile) are much more difficult to remove intact via colonoscopy. Depending on the biospy results, the lesion may have to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Had a sessile serrated polyp in acending colon 2 years ago removed at 27 years old, if I fixed my chronic constipation could I decrease CA chance?

Had a sessile serrated polyp in acending colon 2 years ago removed at 27 years old, if I fixed my chronic constipation could I decrease CA chance?

Potentially: High fiber diet has been linked to lower rates of colon cancers based on epidemiologic studies. Even if it doesn't decrease your cancer risk, having soft bowel movements also reduces your risk for developing hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?

I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?

Ok Then: what is the biopsy ( pathology ) repot which is important for immediate care. You have to find it from your doctor and also will advise you about what type of follow up care you need .. ...Read more

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My doc said he couldn't remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on my sigmoid colon but said he'll try again at a hospital. Would i repeat the colon cleanse?

Yes: If he is going to repeat a colonoscopy to remove the polyp, you will need to repeat the cleanse. Freeing the colon of debris will help the physician be able to identify the polyp, and issues during removal, and will make for a safer procedure. Cleanse should be repeated and make sure to ask your physician for any necessary scripts related to the cleanse. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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So my colon.Showed redundant colon and i had what they told me was a "moderate cancer risk sessile polyp" i eat healthy no ca in family im only27, why?

So my colon.Showed redundant colon and i had what they told me was a "moderate cancer risk sessile polyp" i eat healthy no ca in family im only27, why?

Many reasons: I would worry about familial polyposis or lynch syndrome.
You should have a repeat colonoscopy in a year. Someone should evaluate your family history and see if you might be a candidate for genetic testing. ...Read more

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Had stage 1 sessile colon polyp excised. A month later the same area was biopsied, no cancer cells found, no mets in ct, CEA normal. Good idea to wait 6 months to recheck?

Discuss with GI Dr.: It depends on the size and pathology of the sessile polyp.

If this polyp was already a cancer, this may need to addressed based on how much thickness of the bowel wall it invaded.

Your GI surgeon is the best resource for this. Please note this may cause you problems down the line if you ignore his advice. ...Read more

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What is a mid transverse colon?

Large intestine...: The large intestine, or colon is made up of 6 parts: rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon and cecum. The transverse colon is located between the ascending and descending colon and resides high in the abdominal cavity toward the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Where is distal transverse colon located, whether it is after descending colon?

Where is distal transverse colon located, whether it is after descending colon?

Anatomy?: The transverse colon is riding roughly horizontally on top of the abdomen and the distal part is the part which is closest to the part when the colon descends to become the descending colon. Just curious as to why you are asking this question since the info is readily available in the internet. ...Read more

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What is the reason for thickening of the mid transverse colon?

Depends: If this was diagnosed on a ct scan, it could mean anything from mild colitis to a cancer. Best to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist ; see if you need a colonoscopy or not. ...Read more

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I have a 4mm sessile colonic polyp. It wasn't removed but the penuculated ones were, they were also colonic ones at 7mm. Why? Is this strange? Thanks.

I have a 4mm sessile colonic polyp. It wasn't removed but the penuculated ones were, they were also colonic ones at 7mm. Why? Is this strange? Thanks.

NMS: This is not my specialty but i would venture to guess that a sessile polyp is more risky to remove and the size is not too alarming. Did your GI ask you to return for a follow-up procedure? I think this is the question you need to ask the doctor about. ...Read more

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Can you get transverse colon perforated-from having surgery?

Can you get transverse colon perforated-from having surgery?

Sure: Iatrogenic injuries can occur during any surgery and any portion of intestine can get injured. ...Read more

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In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

Results: they should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports.It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more

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Why does my abdomen pain in my ascending, decending and transverse colon?

Why does my abdomen pain in my ascending, decending and transverse colon?

Not sure how you can: pinpoint the pain in the colon. This is hard to describe and i have never in many years heard anyone describe quite this way. If you have pain throughout the abdomen, you may have a problem with something that involves the entire colon or crohns Another consideration might be irritable bowel. May want to consider having a visit with a GI doctor but get the opinion of your family doctor first! ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more