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DAVEECT posted:
I HAD A LARGE RETROPERITONEAL LIPOSARCOMA REMOVED IN 2/2012 WITH FOLLOW UP EXTERNAL BEAM RADIATION. QUARTERLY CT SCANS CLEAR. I HAVE DEVELOPED A LARGE ABDOMINAL HERNIA WITH RECTUS DIASTASIS. MY SURGEON ADVISES AGAINST REPAIR DUE TO POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS AND THE RISK OF MAKING POSSIBLE SUBSEQUENT SURGERY FOR TUMOR RECURRENCE MORE DIFFICULT. SHOULD I SEEK A SECOND OPINION?
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billh99 responded:
I am not familiar with your condition.

But anytime you are unsure of your treatment options it is certainly wise to get a second opinion.
 
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Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
I think if you are asking the question than of course get a second or even third opinion until you are comfortable you have enough information to decide for yourself.

I would, however, agree with your surgeon that you want to be confident of the recurrence status and the stability of the disease before undergoing any definitive hernia repair.

Best of luck,
BT


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