What is a Pedunculated adenomatous polyp?

Pedunculated polyps: Raised, mushroom-like growths that are attached to the surface of the mucous membrane by a long, thin stalk (peduncle)

What types of polyps are pedunculated?

Two Types of Polyp Shapes Polyps grow in two different shapes: flat (sessile) and with a stalk (pedunculated). Sessile polyps are more common than previously thought and harder to detect in colon cancer screening. They lie flat against the surface of the colon’s lining, also known as the mucous membrane.

Where are adenomatous polyps found in the human body?

An adenomatous polyp, also known as an adenoma, is a neoplastic growth (abnormal growth) that can form on the lining of the colon (large intestine). These growths are quite common, comprising around 70% of all colon polyps.

What causes fundic gland polyps on the stomach?

Familial adenomatous polyposis. This rare, inherited syndrome causes certain cells on the stomach’s inner lining to form a specific type of polyp called fundic gland polyps. When associated with this syndrome, fundic gland polyps are removed because they can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis can also cause adenomas.

Which is better for adenomatous polyp surgery or open surgery?

During laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen (versus a large one in traditional surgery) to access the area where the polyp is located. Because the incisions are small, scarring is minimized and patients ofter recover quicker than with open surgery.

How are adenomatous polyps a precursor to colon cancer?

Adenomatous polyps are thought to be the precursor to colon cancer, so while they are slow-growing, it is important to find and remove them. Follow-up after these types of polyps are found is also important to allow for early detection and removal of any new polyps that might occur.