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Submucosal lesion in cecum

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I had a colonoscopy and they found a sessile, 10mm submucosal lession in the cecum at the port where the appendix used to be. the MD tried to sanre it but it was not possible. I wake up in the rcovery room and blood is drawn right then and there, a ct scan of the abdomen is already scheduled for the next morning and I am to see a surgeon this week. since I was kind of out of it I didn't ask any questions, but, why all the hoopla over something as small as 10mm's, it has kind ofgot me worried now, even though I will know what's up by the 19th.


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replied June 16th, 2009
Colon Cancer Answer A6815
You would have to review the pathology report from the colonoscopic biopsy in greater detail. Since your doctor has already ordered a CT scan and a surgery consult, I presume that this sessile polyp has either malignant or pre-malignant changes in it, and that you may, therefore, require removal of a portion of the right side of your colon.

Please do ask for more details about the pathology results from this biopsy, and the best of luck to you.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
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