Lotus wrote:4/1/18 MRI shows left lateral wall thickening of the rectosigmoid junction originating app 13 cm. from the anal verge
There's something in your signature that seems a bit puzzling. You say that the MRI report shows " left lateral wall thickening of the rectosigmoid junction" -- but does your MRI report give an interpretation
of this finding? What does this finding actually mean?
In my opinion (a layman's opinion) this looks to me like evidence of collateral damage done to the colon by the " hot polypectomy" procedure that the gastroenterologist did on the polyp a week or so earlier. He used a hot snare to remove the polyp in 3 different fragments, and for each of these fragments a hot cauterization was done at the base of the polyp, thus producing three different sections of scar tissue. It looks to me like the MRI is picking up this scar tissue as " lateral wall thickening" -- but I could very well be wrong. It seems to me that the wall thickening is not due at all to cancer but probably came about during the procedure to remove the polyp in a piecemeal fashion.
There is also the issue of the India ink tattoo that was placed near there. This kind of tattoo is know to cause deterioration of the surrounding mucous tissue and may cause such tissue to be fused with the colon wall.
So, what I would like to know is what was said in the INTERPRETATION section of the MRI report to explain this " lateral wall thickening" finding?
Does the report give any explanation for this?
And what do you think the EUS procedure will find in that area, when they eventually get around to doing it?