juvenile polyp


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ju·ve·nile pol·yp

a smoothly rounded mucosal hamartoma of the large bowel, which may be multiple and cause rectal bleeding, especially in the first decade of life; it is not precancerous.
Synonym(s): retention polyp

juvenile polyp

GI disease A potentially premalignant GI tract polyp in children. See Polyp.

juvenile polyp

A benign rounded mucosal hamartoma of the large bowel. This type of polyp may be present in large numbers in infants and is commonly associated with rectal bleeding.
Synonym: retention polyp
See also: polyp
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The highest frequency of juvenile polyp was observed in those aged four years; 16 (80%) of 20 patients aged four years had polyp.
Most of the causes are usually benign and require little or no treatment for example anal fissure juvenile polyps but sometimes LGIB may be due to a more severe and at times life threatening conditions like Intussusception Meckel's diverticulum midgut volvulus and peptic ulcer disease 12 13.
A solitary juvenile polyp with hyperplastic and adenomatous glands.
Juvenile polyposis: Juvenile polyp is a hamatomatous polyp found mostly in the large bowel.
Five children developed recurrent juvenile polyps and required repeat colonoscopy and polypectomy.
A collection of planulae and juvenile polyps were fixed in ice-cold 3.
Cowden syndrome is a rare disorder (occurring in about 1 in 200,000 live births) with characteristic juvenile polyps throughout the GI tract.
Classification of Colonic Polyps Nonneoplastic Neoplastic Mucosal polyps Tubular adenoma Hyperplastic polyps Villous adenoma Juvenile polyps Tubulovillous adenoma Peutz-Jeghers polyps Inflammatory polyps

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