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What does asymmetric thickening of the cecum and ascending colon with enlarged para-aortic nodes mean? Had thyroid cancer and stage IIC melanoma 2013

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Question for your Dr

Whoever ordered the CT scan (primary doctor / oncologist) should interpret the scan report for you - it's important to follow-up after test.
Asymmetric thickening means that one wall / side of the colon in these parts (the 1st part) is thicker than the other wall. The lymph nodes on either side of this thickened colon are enlarged. These are non-specific. A recurrence is poss, but a biopsy needed.

In brief: Question for your Dr

Whoever ordered the CT scan (primary doctor / oncologist) should interpret the scan report for you - it's important to follow-up after test.
Asymmetric thickening means that one wall / side of the colon in these parts (the 1st part) is thicker than the other wall. The lymph nodes on either side of this thickened colon are enlarged. These are non-specific. A recurrence is poss, but a biopsy needed.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Concerning

I recommend that a gastroenterologist and an abdominal surgeon collaborate and review these concerning findings with the radiologist.
Malignancy of the cecum with lymph node involvement must be a consideration. Occult blood in the stool and the presence of iron deficiency anemia would support this diagnosis. The history of melanoma must be kept in mind,also.

In brief: Concerning

I recommend that a gastroenterologist and an abdominal surgeon collaborate and review these concerning findings with the radiologist.
Malignancy of the cecum with lymph node involvement must be a consideration. Occult blood in the stool and the presence of iron deficiency anemia would support this diagnosis. The history of melanoma must be kept in mind,also.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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