Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 16/07/2017


A polyp(medicine) is an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane. If it is attached to the surface by a narrow elongated stalk, it is said to be pedunculated. If no stalk is present, it is said to be sessile. Polyps are commonly found in the colon, stomach, nose, ear, sinus(es), urinary bladder, and uterus. They may also occur elsewhere in the body where mucous membranes exist like the cervix, vocal folds, and small intestine. (Polyposis)

Macroscopic aspect

Microscopic aspect

Factors affecting polyps growth are:

  1. genetic
  2. dietary
  3. hormonal

and may differ from localization to localization

Diseases DatabaseIndex Search results for 'polyposis' matches found:

  • Colon
    • Adenomatous polyposis of colon
    • Familial adenomatous polyposis
    • Familial polyposis coli
    • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
    • Intestinal polyposis
    • Juvenile colonic polyposis
    • Juvenile polyposis syndrome
  • Gastric
    • Gastric polyp (hyperplastic)
    • Gastric polypoid adenoma
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Gastrointestinal polyps
    • GI polyps
  • Gingival polyp
  • Nasal polyps
  • Cervical polyp

(see here for links)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button