• CT scan shows area of fluid

    Asked by fastdog on Saturday, January 19, 2013

    CT scan shows area of fluid

    I have appendix cancer, and had HIPEC and CRS in June. The baseline CT scan in OCT showed a small area of fluid. The surgeon hadn't seen the scan yet, but thought it might just be left over from the surgery. I had the next CT scan last week, and the oncol. says the area of fluid is now larger. He is going to talk to the surgeon, but said they might want to go in with a needle and drain and/or biopsy this. Does anyone have experience with this type of thing from appendix cancer? I was hoping nothing would make a return visit this soon after surgery.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Seromas are pockets of serous fluid that are common after most any kind of surgery. I had one that needed to be needle aspirated after my mastectomy. The aspiration is a simple procedure that can be done in the surgeon's office. Takes about as long as when the lab draws blood.

      almost 4 years ago
    • dearestdeb's Avatar

      I am an 11 year stage 4 appendix cancer survivor. I am not familiar with the fluid that you are speaking of.
      You do not say if you got a second opinion or had used a surgeon who specializes in appendix cancer. You might ask your surgeon to confer with a specialist on the PMP Awareness.org website. There is also a blog/ support group for appendix cancer patients at google...yahoo groups...appendix cancer....PMP Bellybuttons. Maybe someone on that site has experienced this and can offer support.

      almost 4 years ago

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