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What do these CT scan findings indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: I recently had a follow up CT as I have had a GIST & Desmoid tumors in 18 months. This CT has fou d hypodensity ' in the small bowel & the liver. In the impressions the small bowel hypodensity is the only one talked about being possible recurrent tumor. Should I be worried about the hypodensity in the liver? Could this be a sign of metastisis? I'm scheduled for a PET scan next wk.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
may not be metastasis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

I understand your concerns. However, just these hypodensities do no necessarily mean recurrence or metastasis. The liver ones may be cysts and the bowel ones may be non-specific.

We also need to compare these CT films with the previous ones to see if these are new or present earlier also.

The PET scan will surely provide more clarity.

Hope this helps. I will be available for follow up.
Regards
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Brief Answer: may not be metastasis Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. I understand your concerns. However, just these hypodensities do no necessarily mean recurrence or metastasis. The liver ones may be cysts and the bowel ones may be non-specific. We also need to compare these CT films with the previous ones to see if these are new or present earlier also. The PET scan will surely provide more clarity. Hope this helps. I will be available for follow up. Regards