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Does hemicolectomy during appendectomy mean cancer was found?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Other reasons for removing a portion of the colon when planning to do an appendectomy could include crohn's disease, cecal diverticulitis, or severe inflammation at the base of the appendix.
However, rather than speculating, this question can be answered with 100% accuracy by asking the surgeon who performed this procedure.

In brief: Not necessarily

Other reasons for removing a portion of the colon when planning to do an appendectomy could include crohn's disease, cecal diverticulitis, or severe inflammation at the base of the appendix.
However, rather than speculating, this question can be answered with 100% accuracy by asking the surgeon who performed this procedure.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: While it could

It could be due to blood supply. Don't be shy. Ask the surgeon why.

In brief: While it could

It could be due to blood supply. Don't be shy. Ask the surgeon why.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

It could be done for some other reasons.
Ask your surgeon who performed the surgery in pertain to why the procedure was done and what the outcome/ pathology result. Dont waste your sleep and assuming something- talk to your doctor.

In brief: Not necessarily

It could be done for some other reasons.
Ask your surgeon who performed the surgery in pertain to why the procedure was done and what the outcome/ pathology result. Dont waste your sleep and assuming something- talk to your doctor.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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