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At age 52 saw a doctor because I was experiencing lower left flank pain and
swelling. He did a CT scan which showed a 2.9 cm pseudocyst in or near the
tail of the pancreas or on the splenic artery. Repeated the CT scan
w/contrast and it showed that the pseudocyst was inside the pancreas. It was
removed on 29 March 2002 by distal pancreatectomy. Pathology said it was a
neuroendocrine tumor. Post op experience was tolerated very well. Followup
CT scan in June said there was a new pseudocyst. Original surgeon and
oncologist said it was scar tissue. Second opinion oncologist did a
pancreatic biopsy and octreotide scan. Pathology said it was a cyst and was
clear. On the octreotide scan the new pseudocyst did not light up; but nodes
in my thyroid did. Had a thyroid biopsy in December 2002, cystology said
atypical cells were found and that a neoplasm could not be ruled out. PCP
said my thyroid has to come out. Have an appointment with thyroid surgeon,
January 22, 2003.
Posted 12/17/2002 01:50 pm by kathy d
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