Cecum Polyp or 'stump'

Posted by Bobbie Marie @bobbiemarie, Nov 13, 2011

I had a virtual colonoscopy which revealed a 7mm polyp in my cecum near the ileocecal valve. I’ve also read that sometimes, when someone has had an appendectomy decades ago, that on a CT colonoscopy, the “stump”, left by the appendectomy, could masquerade as a polyp. Has anyone had any experience with this? My primary care physician now wants me to have a colonoscopy to have this polyp removed and biopsied, but I really don’t want to have to go through the prep and the colonoscopy unnecessarily.

I’ve also read where 7mm polyps are small enough where they don’t necessarily have to be removed, but monitored every few years. I’ve also read that cecum polyps can only be removed through surgery, along with part of the colon. So, you can see why I’m apprehensive about going through all this if my polyp could be a “stump” left over from my appendectomy.

Any help and information would be greatly appreciated.

My husband had polyps in his colon, discovered through colonoscopy. Sounds like that’s your next step.

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Mayo can remove a 7mm polyp by EMR Colonoscopy (a colonoscopy for larger polyps) – no surgery involved. Make an appointment with Mayo GI to schedule EMR.

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@lynnc

Mayo can remove a 7mm polyp by EMR Colonoscopy (a colonoscopy for larger polyps) – no surgery involved. Make an appointment with Mayo GI to schedule EMR.

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can Mayo remove a 50mm flat polyp in cecum? who should perform such surgery. many thanks.

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@lynnc

Mayo can remove a 7mm polyp by EMR Colonoscopy (a colonoscopy for larger polyps) – no surgery involved. Make an appointment with Mayo GI to schedule EMR.

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I would definitely contact Mayo GI Department with your question. If your problem can be resolved by EMR, it is similar to a colonoscopy. Mayo has many capable doctors able to resolve your problem.

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@lynnc

Mayo can remove a 7mm polyp by EMR Colonoscopy (a colonoscopy for larger polyps) – no surgery involved. Make an appointment with Mayo GI to schedule EMR.

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many thanks for reply. margareto

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