Friday, February 5, 2010

What Does Thickening Of The Colon Mean What Can Thicken Of The Sigmoid Wall Mean?

What can thicken of the sigmoid wall mean? - what does thickening of the colon mean

My wife went through a series of examinations of the colon in a 3-year colonoscopy in an error (only the Sigma can be done) 4 months up to a double-contrast barium enema radiography, a month ago due to non-virtual colonoscopy (CT) colonoscopy last week .
The first examination 3 years ago, was 3-non-cancer polyps are found in any way in the failure of colonoscopy or double contrast barium radiography.
However, the virtual (CT) colonoscopy found nothing, but a little of the thickened wall sigma above the anus. Our family doctor said he wanted to eliminate the problem of cancer care for all to have another bowl Colonoscpy by a surgeon with a biopsy of the wall in question.
All these tests were only because of my wife's aunt died of cancer at the age of 67 and no reason except that my wife is now 61
Can I reason for what small amount of wall thickness in the sigmoid colon above the anus may mean?

2 comments:

zrepmd said...

First, the realization of this can be very subjective interpretation of radiology. This thickening may be a sign of cancer, but it seems that the chances for this, given the direct and indirect are often considered low. It may have an infection or inflammation, again put in doubt unless gastrointestinal symptoms are present. It could be a combination of the two structures are located side by side, and only "appears" as one, in fact, look fatter. For example, if the bladder is closely associated with the intestine, it may seem thicker, while in reality, everything is normal.

It seems that the paper be cautious and conservative, but it can certainly be an exaggeration. It is hard to say, I think she could be a flexible sigmoidoscopy (a procedure to get a lot easier) to the bottom of things and to put to rest.

God bless you, best wishes

zrepmd said...

First, the realization of this can be very subjective interpretation of radiology. This thickening may be a sign of cancer, but it seems that the chances for this, given the direct and indirect are often considered low. It may have an infection or inflammation, again put in doubt unless gastrointestinal symptoms are present. It could be a combination of the two structures are located side by side, and only "appears" as one, in fact, look fatter. For example, if the bladder is closely associated with the intestine, it may seem thicker, while in reality, everything is normal.

It seems that the paper be cautious and conservative, but it can certainly be an exaggeration. It is hard to say, I think she could be a flexible sigmoidoscopy (a procedure to get a lot easier) to the bottom of things and to put to rest.

God bless you, best wishes

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