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Forum Name: Cervical Cancer
Question: calcified adnexal mass
|auguriesofinnocence - Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:18 pm||
39 y/o black female, hx leiomyomatous uterus (multi-fibroids), hx myomectomy 2003, fibroids still present.
CT scan results: Enlarged right adnexal mass (elliptial lesion) with calcified septa demonstrated...separated from the uterus. It measures 5.7x2.7x6.0 cm in AP, transverse and CC dimension.
What does this mean...calcified septa? Can this be cancerous? Should I have a biopsy or will I be wasting oncologist time/dollars?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:42 am||
My apologies for the delayed reply.
A calcified septa may indicate a hardened or calicifed wall/partition. In relationship to, for example serous tumor with calicifications, this would be a concerning finding. Although CT scans are excellent diagnostic tests the only true way to ascertain a differential diagnosis between a malignant verses benign disorder is through biopsy. It certainly would not be a waste of time to identify the causative factor. I hope you have had this procedure completed.
Theresa Jones, RN
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