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What Is A Polyp In The Colon
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malignant cells forming a discrete mass that can spread. Originally thought all Ca's of colon arose from polyps but now found that there is a transforming field effect in bowel where certain sites become polyps, not all converting and other sites, Cancer ...Read more
Where is the distal transverse colon? I had a colon polyp removed and that is what the report says as the location that the polyp was found.
Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more
Location: concepts are same , polyps ( adenomas ) if left alone with increase of size of 2 cm or more most likely transform to adeno-carcinomas . ( cancers ) Same in gall bladder , if size is increasing during observation, removal of gall bladder is a better option. ...Read more
Gallstone Ileus?: Hmm...I might be guessing a bit here...Are you referring to a gallstone in the intestinal tract? Very, very rarely, the gallbladder can rupture and then erode into a loop of intestine; this is called a cholecystenteric fistula. Gallstones within the gb can then enter the intestine and cause a small bowel obstruction, typically at the junction of the small and large bowel. ...Read more
Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more
All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more
My mom has a redundant colon- is that usually found in the ascending or descending part of the colon?
Anywhere: Redundant colon can be anywhere. Usually you have about 6 feet of colon. Redundant colon is just more than 6 feet, like 7 or 8 feet. Most common I have seen has been transverse colon, then descending colon. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
More severe : Colon polyps are common. Most are benign getting regular screening colonoscopy and having them removed can actually prevent cancer. Polyps arrise from the lining of the colon. Carcinoid tumors arrise from the apud cells of the gut. Carcinoids can secrete hormones. Although carcinoids are slow growing, they are malignant and require surgical treatment. They are often found incedentally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sigmoidoscopy exam: The sigmoid colon is the last bend of the gut before food reaches the rectum. Accordingly, examination of the sigmoid & left colon (hence the name "sigmoidoscopy") involves a flexible tube inserted into the rectum (often under sedation if you wish). The procedure takes only a few minutes & typically requires only a limited preparation. On the other hand, "colonscopy" examines the whole colon. ...Read more
Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp is an abnormal growth of the lining of the colon. It is usually painless and diagnosed incidentally on colonoscopy. Polyps can degenerate into cancer and need to be removed. Hemorroids are a nuisance and removed for reasons of bleeding or discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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