I recently had bowel resection surgery. It was supposed to be laparoscopic, but when the doc got into my abdomen he realized that I had an inflammatory mass the size of a grapefruit at my terminal illeum. He converted to
open abdomen surgery so he could remove the mass and discovered that my intestine had attached to my ureter and also to my ovary/fallopian tube. He ended up taking about
18inches total of my small intestine and part of my right sided large intestine. about
a month before my surgery, I had a CT scan/entercolysis done and the mass did not show up so it was quite a suprise to wake up and hear the news.
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin