Intraluminal colonic tissue growth; most commonly sporadic or part of polyposis syndromes
Diminutive ≤5 mm, small 6 to 9 mm, large ≥10 mm
Painless rectal bleeding, bright or dark red, mixed with stools, dripping, or on wiping
Diarrhea or mucous stool
Chronic bleeding resulti...
Colonic polypectomy; diagnostic, therapeutic:
Snare polypectomy with electrocautery for pedunculated polyps
Endoscopic mucosal resection for sessile polyps
10 years if no polyps or distal small hyperplastic polyps (<10 mm) (5)[B]
5 to 10 years if 1 to 2 small tubular adenomas (<10 mm) (...
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K63.5 Polyp of colon
D12.6 Benign neoplasm of colon, unspecified
K51.40 Inflammatory polyps of colon without complications
D12.5 Benign neoplasm of sigmoid colon
D12.2 Benign neoplasm of ascend...
Colonoscopy is the gold standard tool for diagnosis of polyps.
Small hyperplastic polyps should be biopsied to differentiate adenomatous and serrated polyps.
Use of NSAIDs and calcium is...
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