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Colon Polyps


Normal colon and colon polyps

Photo credit: Jacqueline Littée, RN. Adapted with permission. All rights reserved.

A colon polyp is a small growth of excess tissue on the inner surface of the intestine. Some polyps are attached to the wall of the colon or rectum by a stalk or stem (pedunculated). Some have a broad base with little or no stalk (sessile).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedApril 12, 2013

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