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Ct scan shows tubular structure arising from the cecum is appendix. I do not have my appendix can it be stump appy? Had lap surgery to remove my appendix over 8 years ago..Was in the ER due to terrible pain lower right side(also have a prominent lymph nod

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In brief: Unusual

Is the small bowel being seen? Duplication is rare? Incomplete removal? See your abdominal surgeon and sort this out.

In brief: Unusual

Is the small bowel being seen? Duplication is rare? Incomplete removal? See your abdominal surgeon and sort this out.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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This could absolutely be a "stump appy" - a small amount of appendix that was not resected - which usually presents as recurrent appendicitis.
Diverticulitis is a possibility, but would be exceedingly rare to be located only at the cecum. A prominent lymph node, pain, high segs, and calcification (potentially a retained fecalith or granuloma) further points towards recurrent appendicitis/infectious cause, and not malignancy. An endoscopy would help eliminate colon cancer from the equation.

In brief: This

This could absolutely be a "stump appy" - a small amount of appendix that was not resected - which usually presents as recurrent appendicitis.
Diverticulitis is a possibility, but would be exceedingly rare to be located only at the cecum. A prominent lymph node, pain, high segs, and calcification (potentially a retained fecalith or granuloma) further points towards recurrent appendicitis/infectious cause, and not malignancy. An endoscopy would help eliminate colon cancer from the equation.
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