I have had upper GI symptoms for 3 months. Primarily I have pressure under the right portion of my rib cage, excessive gas, pain directly blow my sternum. I have had a HIDA scan which showed slow fill of the common bile duct, a normal upper GI series a CT scan that showed a 1cm mass in my duodenum and most recently an EGD. The initial findings on the EGD are as follows:
Chronic Duodentis - diffuse mild inflammation characterized by granularity was found i n the 2nd part of the duodenum. Piopsy with a cold forceps was performed for histology.
ICD Codes used for billing were:
535.60 duodenitis (without mention of hemorrhage)
239.0 Neoplasm of unspecified nature of digestive system
553.3 diaphragmatic hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
I am still waiting on the histology reports, however am concerned that some of the verbiage used indicates this could be serious. Can you give me your thoughts?