CT/Soft Tissue Density

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KathyLynn
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Location: Rock Hall, MD

CT/Soft Tissue Density

Postby KathyLynn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi All,
I just had my first CT scan since surgery. I had to go to a different radiologist because I have moved. So, I just received the report from my doctor and it suggested that I had soft tissue density near the area of surgery and pelvic. The radiologist and my surgeon suggested a 3 month scan to compare. My dr seems not too concerned and said 3 months will be fine. Anyone else had this? I’m freaking out.... does scar tissue show up as this from surgery?

Thanks
KathyLynn
8/2017. RC
11/27/2017. Robotic LAR. No chemo/rad
12/2017 Moderatley differentiated, 3.0 cm in greatest dimension
Macroscopic tumor perf: not identified. All margins of resection and proximal neg for tumor.
Lymphovascular and perineural invasion: not identified.
1/13/2018. T2N0M0 with isolated tumor cell (ITC)
7/2018. CEA 2.0. 10/18: 2.0. 1/19: 2.3

Nohogirl
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:15 am

Re: CT/Soft Tissue Density

Postby Nohogirl » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:12 pm

Hello.

Yes similar wording was on my husband's post surgery CT scan back in October and his recent follow up MRI showed the same thing and noted as stable, suggesting postsurgical changes and not recurrence. My husband received radiation prior to his surgery and we were told that that along with surgery can cause inflammation/ changes. So we were told as long as it shows unchanged during follow up scans, it shouldn't be a cause for worries.
04/18 DH 49 Stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm, including entire rectum out
Path -Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
10/18-02/19 8 cycles of Folfox
02/19 Normal Pet Scan

KathyLynn
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:40 pm
Location: Rock Hall, MD

Re: CT/Soft Tissue Density

Postby KathyLynn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Thank you, as much as I hate google. I still go there. You made me feel so much better

Thanks Again
KathyLynn
8/2017. RC
11/27/2017. Robotic LAR. No chemo/rad
12/2017 Moderatley differentiated, 3.0 cm in greatest dimension
Macroscopic tumor perf: not identified. All margins of resection and proximal neg for tumor.
Lymphovascular and perineural invasion: not identified.
1/13/2018. T2N0M0 with isolated tumor cell (ITC)
7/2018. CEA 2.0. 10/18: 2.0. 1/19: 2.3


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