Colon cancer of the cecum

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Avatar m tn Robert, I can't address the issue of the 'odds.' I'm not sure anyone can tell you anything about that until the tissue is checked by a pathologist. Whith the loss of (probably) the terminal ileum and some portion of the large colon/small colon, one of the things you will experience is the lack of a 'valve' that allows for measured amounts of contents to move from the end of the small intestine into the large intestine.
Avatar m tn It can map out the colon and detect cancer. I have an apparently long and twisted colon; the endoscopist could not get by the splenic flexure, so all I had was a sigmoidoscopy. Your doc got further on you. When I recently asked about barium enema, he said it was too thick for my colon and might not work. So he suggested gastrografin instead. You might want to do some reading or ask the doc if it might be safer. You may have to drive farther to find a center that does it.
Avatar f tn The tattoo marks the spot where the polyp was and can be seen at the time of surgery. If the area was not tattooed and you do need surgery, you may need to have another colonoscopy before the surgery to find the scar and tattoo the spot. Again, I'd encourage you to see a colorectal surgeon, who can do the colonoscopy as well as the surgery. He or she can go over all the options with you and help you make your decision. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn However, although you have reservations, it may be impossible to do the surgery any other way depending on exactly where the ulcerations are located. Certain areas of the lower portion of the small intestine and the whole of the large intestine aren't very well vascularized. That would mean that they would have to take out enough of the bowel to be able to have sufficient blood flow to the whole area that is left after resectioning.
Avatar m tn This involves heating the dilated (and likely bleeding) vessel in the cecum, which is at the end of the large colon. There are various ways to apply thermal treatment by ablation using probes, endoscopic cautery or also non-contact Argon gas Plasma Coagulation (APC). The latter seems to be a rather safe approach, to treat bleeding in the cecum, but you need to discuss this with your treating doctor, for the best options for your particular situation.
Avatar f tn On the other hand, collapse of part or all of a lung may be caused by a blockage of the air passages or by pressure on the outside of the lung. Lung diseases, obstruction, and even tumors may need to be ruled out. It is best that you discuss the results with your doctor for proper diagnosis. Take care and do keep us posted.
577395 tn?1277401364 1) the doctor is confident that the polyp was removed completely, 2) the pathologist does not see any cancer at the margin of the polyp that was attached to the colon (which would suggest that cancer was left behind), and 3) the cancer is histologically (under the microscope) "less aggressive" looking. Your dad's risk of colon cancer is approximately double the general population once an adenomatous polyp is found.
Avatar m tn If the ileocecal valve is removed it will result in an effect called 'dumping.' In other words, the compartmentalization of the last part of the small intestine will be lost and as the material moves into the end of the termal ileum, it's remaining in that portion of the GI tract will be compromised. The fecal material exiting from the terminal portion of the ileum is extremely liquidy. The valve allows for sequential/timed delivery of that material into the ascending colon.
Avatar f tn They were able to see the end of the small intestine/beginning of the large intestine. The valve at the end of the small intestine/beginning of the large intestine was in the proper position and the contents of the small intestine that should flow through to the large intestine did not 'back up' and move backwards into the small intestine (reflux into the terminal ileal loops). You have a slightly longer length of colon that is found at the top of the ascending colon (hepatic flexure).
1506428 tn?1290113504 There are two forms, one is where thousands of polyps develop in the colon between the age of 8 and the teen years. With the attenuated form, polyps develop slowly and just a few at a time. With one cancer develops by their late 30's, the other by their 40's. It is very rare for one your age to develop polyps. Is there any history of colon cancer at a young age in your family? I'm sure your doctor has already asked you this.
Avatar f tn I had around 4 days of pain a month ago, very localised to the top of the ascending colon and for the 1st day it was quite painful. The pain has just returned today and I notice that I also have referred pain around the right side of T10 area (feels bruised there). The top of the ascending colon area is tender to touch and tight if I stretch. I am in my 50s, otherwise in v.good health.
1506428 tn?1290113504 They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.difficile =/) I have looked up the chances of having colon cancer and I understand that I am at a greater risk because of a couple of factors, like Crohn's and multiple polyps. But also I know that it is unlikely that i have it due to my age and the size of the polyps themselves.
Avatar n tn Her cecum is also seen in a variety of locations. She has crampy abdominal pain MOST of the time and intermittent bouts of very severe pain in her left lower quadrant. She suffers from constipation, but also has frequent bowel movements. Its her senior year of high school and I cannot help but feeling like she is being robbed of her childhood! It seems so unfair to have to consistently struggle with this situation.
1865500 tn?1326967626 contrast flowed into cecum with reflux into a short length of the small bowel , faecal residue in right colon , no stricture or abnormality shown can anyone shed light on this m should the barium be getting to small bowel ??
Avatar n tn a number of problems can result including reflux of the colon contents back into to small intestine. However, when the positioning of the ligaments is restored, function is restored. You may want to consider trying some visceral manipulation which is a form of osteopathic manual medicine that works on the viscera and ligaments in the abdominal cavity and in other areas of the body. It can help restore positioning and function and may end up relieving your discomfort. It's non-invasive.
Avatar f tn And there are a number of anatomic variations and locations of the cecum. The cecum itself typically may lie in the right upper quadrant or deep within the pelvis. In saying deep within the pelvis, the report is telling the doc that the cecum made it's normal embryologic migration from the right upper quadrant down into the pelvis where they're typically used to finding it.
Avatar f tn No polyps, diverticula, or inflammatory changes of the colon were seen. The sigmoid colon in particular appeared quite normal. Examination of distal rectum revealed some nonspecific mild erythema and mild friability which in this clinical context is consistent with some minimally active ulcerative proctitis. ". Two biopsies of the stomach for "for rapid urease testing, rule out H. pylori.. These were negative for H. pylori.
Avatar m tn A polyp is malignant in the sigmoid and a very large 3cm benign polyp in ascending colon just above the cecum. My question is has anyone had this double resection surgery? if so did you feel it was better than having the whole colon removed which is the other option. I am leaning to have the double resection thinking I would be left with more than half of the colon that would give me a chance of getting as close to normal as possible after the surgery. Thanks!!
Avatar n tn My husband under went Colon surgery for colon cancer in 2000, he has had a total of 6 surgeries because of a perforation of the colon. In June of this year he was told that on an endscope it showed that his stomach was like a carpet of polyps, the first dr. told us that the biopsy showed that it was not cancer, we went for a 2nd opinion because my husband is experiencing alot of discomfort, feeling full no matter how little or how much he eats and nausea mot all the time.
488192 tn?1208990289 i went to the dr and he said i have thickening around the colon and inflmmation to i had blood test done it also should inflammation im going for a colonoscopy to see what is going on just wonring if that means you can have colon cancer with the thickening of the colon. me help ginger This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/231072'>thickening of colon lumen</a>.
Avatar f tn She said it was possible that the adenomas were only lymphatic tissue in which case I am not sure of the treatment plan. Being a critical care RN for over 20 years I hit the internet to research as best I could to prepare myself. I was awake and able to see the biopsies taken and noticed also that the lesions/adenomas were flat and looked grayish in color. I see that the flat adenomas have a significantly higher rate of being pre-cancerous.
Avatar f tn Well - it usually doesn't get stuck in the appendix, although sometimes an x-ray will show what they call a "fecolith" in the appendix - a calcified piece of poop. But the interesting aspect of your question involves the purpose of the appendix - no one knows! One investigator in England has a very interesting hypothesis, however.
Avatar f tn There is diffuse mucosal thickening of the colon from the cecum distally, worse from the splenic flexure distally. There is a few scattered diverticula of the sigmond. What would your concern be and the next step? Thank you for your input!
Avatar f tn It can cause intermittent pain, but as it progresses and gets worse, the pain can be with you all the time. I would certainly see your doctor and discuss this with him, he/she will probably order some blood tests and also feel your tummy around the area that is painful. I would suggest seeing the doctor as soon as possible so as to stop anything thing that might be happening from getting worse.
Avatar n tn The angle between the ileum and cecum is maintained by the superior and inferior ileocecal ligaments. The competence of the ileocecal sphincter, and the contribution made by the external ligamentous attachments to competence at that junction have been tested. In investigations of human autopsy subjects within two hours of death, researchers retrogradely filled the ascending colon with a saline solution. In the subjects, the ileocecal sphincter maintained competency (i.e.
Avatar m tn I think I might have symptoms of colon cancer can some one please give me some info. here is my symptoms Pain in upper left abdonmon, pain in left side and back, constipation, loss of appetite, loss of weight, nausea, am a 26 year old male i am wondering could this be something else besides cancer and if so what else would cause this symptoms?
995628 tn?1391703105 After more tests and further surgery, it was determined to be stage III colon cancer. (yes, at 17). He is the youngest patient of his oncologist. He had six months of chemotherapy. He had two years of clean CT scans and colonoscopies. He's now 20, his cancer has reoccurred. One piece of advice for you if you find out you have cancer. You're young. You know how to Google I'm sure. Google Paul Sugarbaker. He's in Washington, D.C. He created a procedure in the 1970s.
Avatar f tn t feel like I have gotten everything out after a bowel movement, which I struggle to have. What really scares me is that I have a history of colon cancer. My grandfather was lost to colon cancer. Please help!
Avatar n tn s too long of a wait. My grandfather also died of colon cancer. So I am the same way; Why wait if they can do something about it now? It's frustrating I know. I tell them light, narrow stools, Sometimes with that comes blood (sometimes a lot, sometimes just a little), mucus (the amount varies), moderate to severe abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhea...