colonoscopy

Hyperplastic polyp of the colon

What is a hyperplastic polyp? A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth that can be found anywhere in the colon or rectum. It starts from glands on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. It is called a polyp because it usually sticks out from the surface of the tissue. Hyperplastic polyps are very …
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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. However, it can become cancerous if left untreated or not completely removed. An SSL is a relatively new type of polyp, having only been recognized for the past two decades. Before this, most of these polyps were …
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Sessile serrated adenoma of the colon and rectum

What is a sessile serrated adenoma? A sessile serrated adenoma (SSA) is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. However, it can become cancerous if left untreated or not completely removed. An SSA is a relatively new type of polyp, having only been recognized for the past two decades. Before this, most of these polyps were …
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Villous adenoma of the colon and rectum

What is a villous adenoma? A villous adenoma is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. It develops from the cells that cover the inside surface of the colon. These adenomas can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. All villous adenomas are associated with an increased risk of …
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