Colon polyps

Photos of colon polyps and a normal colon

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).

Last Updated: April 28, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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