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a polyp that consists of benign neoplastic tissue derived from nonstriated (smooth) muscle.
Synonym(s): fleshy polyp
fleshy polyp(1) A nonspecific term for a pedunculated mass of dense fibroconnective tissue, usually of the lower female genital tract, covered by an attenuated mucosa.
(2) Pedunculated leiomyoma.
While the term fleshy polyp is not a recognised pathological entity and is not used in the working medical parlance, it fills a lexical void that may be used when explaining certain lesions to a patient or other less medically sophisticated audiences.
A submucous myoma in the uterus, consisting of benign neoplastic tissue from smooth muscle.
See also: polyp