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A flat polyp

Suemarie
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Joined: May 2014

Hi there,

Anyone had experience with a flat polyp?







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My husband had his second colonoscopy to see what the first doctor saw and it is a 'flat polyp'. His CT scan is clear and the first set of biopsies that the other doctor took, were benign. This doctor took more biopsies but was not able to remove it - not sure why - but the first doctor called it mass or tumor. It didn't show up on the CT scan, so I think the second doctor thought it was small and he could remove it but was unprepared for it being a flat polyp. The nurse said they will have to inject it with saline to raise it in order to snip it out.

 

So - we have an appt. on Tuesday to see the second doctor. He is having a meeting with colleagues to discern the best way to remove it without surgery.

 

 

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Trubrit
Posts: 5491
Joined: Jan 2013

Sounds like allot of bottom probing to me, plus drinking that awful clean-out goop. 

I've never heard of a flat polyp. 

Will think of him next Tuesday. 

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LivinginNH
Posts: 1458
Joined: Apr 2010

Hi,

Maybe this will help you, it's on the Mayo Clinic website. 

Best wishes,
Cynthia

http://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc2024-1211-pdf/doc-20078942

Once surgically managed, large, flat colorectal polyps are now safely and
effectively treated endoscopically—most
commonly with endoscopic mucosal
resection.
 
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Today, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is
the treatment of choice for large, flat, and sessile
colorectal lesions (Figure 2). It may be performed
using electrocautery or cold snare excision, with
or without lifting agents such as saline and
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Lifting agents create a cushion between the
base of the polyp and healthy tissue, making
removal easier and reducing the risk of perforation.
Mayo Clinic researchers are currently doing
studies comparing snares and injectates to see
whether a particular combination facilitates
better removal.
tammybrook
Posts: 43
Joined: Oct 2011

hi, i just had a friend diagnosed with primary colon cancer and primary lyphoma oringinating in the colon.  the thing is the cancer in the colon is a flat lesion.  this is the first i heard of this also.  his is called malt lymphoma. not sure if this could be of any help

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