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Tubular adenoma of the large intestine

A tubular adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. Tubular adenomas are considered precancerous conditions because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal cancer called …
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Sessile serrated polyp of the colon and rectum

What is a sessile serrated polyp? A sessile serrated polyp (SSP) is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. SSP is considered a precancerous condition because it can change into a type of colon cancer called adenocarcinoma over time. For this reason, all SSPs should be removed completely. Where are sessile serrated polyps normally found? SSPs …
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)

What is a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)? A gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a type of cancer called a sarcoma. It develops from the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) that are normally found in the gastrointestinal tract. GIST can start anywhere along the length of the gastrointestinal tract but is most commonly found in the …
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Villous adenoma of the large intestine

A villous adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. A villous adenoma is considered a precancerous condition because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal …
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Tubulovillous adenoma of the large intestine

A tubulovillous adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine, including the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the intestine. Tubulovillous adenomas are considered precancerous conditions because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal cancer called adenocarcinoma over …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the colon and rectum

Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) of the colon and rectum is a type of cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. The tumour can develop anywhere along the length of the colon and rectum although it is most commonly found in the rectum. Pathologists divide these tumours into three grades (G1 through G3) with higher-grade tumours …
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