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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).
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology