Diminutive Sessile Polyp Colon

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A polyp biopsy is a test that takes a sample of, or removes polyps (abnormal growths) for examination.


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Polyp biopsy


How the test is performed

Polyps are growths of tissue that may be attached by a stalk-like structure (a pedicle). They are commonly found in organs with many blood vessels, such as the uterus, colon, and nose.

Some polyps are cancerous (malignant) and likely to spread. However, most polyps are noncancerous (benign). The most common site of polyps that are...

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