del5del wrote:...... I just feel uneasy.... And I thought pathology always says whether it’s mild, moderate, or severe dysplasia, which
I thought was always present in this type of polyp. Maybe I just don’t understand.
From my own experience as a former medical secretary and histopathology transcriptionist, I can confirm that In the state of
Victoria Australia at least, the summary would indicate if dysplasia was mild, moderate or severe. Each pathologist has their own
vernacular and style, each pathology laboratory their own script and protocols with reporting. Clearly whoever did your pathology
report wasn't getting paid by the word! I encourage you to contact your doctor about this as it is a simple matter to request the slides
to be reviewed by another pathologist; even to be sent to another laboratory. You might have to pick up the tab on that though.
Tubulovillous adenomata do have a higher risk of becoming malignant so your concern is warranted. Do what you need for your own peace