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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

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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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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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

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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?

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?

Not sure if: Family history or leeding led to your colonoscopy, but it showed its value. You are not predestined to get invasive cancer, but the findings warrant follow up to snip dangerous polyps before they invade, and gain access to nodes and blood steam. Your colonoscopist can tell you schedule for surveillance. ...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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I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?

I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?

5 years: It is some thing you should discuss with your GI doctor. In general getting a repeat colonoscopy in 5 years is safe. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations ...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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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

May need excision of cecum.  What does that entail?

Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...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

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How is bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

Scan and biopsy: A scan of the chest should show it and a biopsy should confirm it. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, prolactin etc., . ...Read more

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How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

Surgery: Surgery is the best treatment for pituitary adenomas unless it is one that produces prolactin, in which case, a pill (medication) might be able to shrink and control it. If it's small (< 1 cm) and is non-functioning, you might not need to do anything to it except follow it with imaging studies (MRI) to make sure it doesn't grow in the future. ...Read more

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Is adenoma or hemangioma more common?

Is adenoma or hemangioma more common?

Hemangioma.: These conditions are not related to each other. Hemangiomas are much more common. ...Read more

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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