CT scan results?

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/29/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally got a copy of my CT scan results in the mail a few days ago and have been trying to figure out what they mean since they got here. I moved from the city where my old GI was and I'm currently waiting for an appointment with my new one. I couldn't understand a lot of what was going on when I spoke with my doctor's nurse last time because I was distracted with moving and had no idea where this came from because I had been in remission for years. So I asked for a copy of the report to review and still don't understand it. Can anybody help?

Parts I'm stuck on -

"multiple loops of small bowel are poorly distended"
"there is a short segment of mildly thickened terminal ileum with mild mucosal hyperenhancement."
And the diagnosis - "short segment fibrostenotic distal ileal crohn's disease"

So can anybody translate this? Active? Stricture? I'm confused and thinking I need to go to med school to understand these reports. sad I'm seeing a new GI in about a month, but if I can figure this out (kind of) beforehand, it might help with the first appointment.

Any help would be appreciated. yeah
Diagnosed 2002 at 18. Remission for about 7 years. Getting back into the swing of things at 26.

75mg Imuran, 750mg Balsalazide 3x day, Tapering Pred.

Maybe flaring...maybe not?

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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 6/30/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
looks like a scar tissue stricture in the ileum, but can't say 100% as I am not a doctor.  I believe fibrostenotic relates to scaring.

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   Posted 6/30/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Your medical terminology lesson for the day:

distended = stretched out, inflated
mucosal = referring to the mucus membrane or moist tissue layer that lines the hollow organs and cavities of the body.
hyperenhancement = hyper- over, above, excessive or beyond; enhancement - an increase in effect
fibrostenotic = fibro - fiber or fibrous tissues; steno - narrow or short; stenotic -produced by or or marked by stenosis
distal = farthest from the center
ileal = pertaining to the ileum

A Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary is a handy, comfortable size book to have around.


My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 6/30/2010 12:11:10 PM (GMT-6)

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