Descending colon biopsy :
Consists of focally distorted colorectal mucosa with ulceration. Fibrosis, hypertrophy of muscularis mucosa is present. No granulomas are identified. Negative for dysplasia.
I know that negative for dysplasia means it doesn't look like cancer. I don't understand the other parts of that description though.
At the end it says:
The findings for the descending colon are not specific with differentials including ischemic changes, IBD, infection, etc.. .
To me it means the pathologist can't say for certain what it is? Yet ulceration isn't normal and the other things don't sound normal either.
The CT scan with just the contrast I drank said that
There was bowel wall thickening at the level of the splenic flexure with mild adjacent hazy stranding.
Not really clear because I couldn't have the iv contrast.
The appearance is non specific and could indicate underlying ischemic colitis, inflammatory bowel disease or non specific infectious colitis.
Can anyone translate this? I don't talk to my GI until October 8th when I have my telephone appointment. I have a telephone appointment on September 15th with my family doctor but I kind of doubt she would understand it as much as my GI would.
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