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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Familial JPC: If an individual with JPC has a family member with even a single juvenile polyp, then the diagnosis is familial JPC.
1) Known causes of intussusception in infants and children include lymphoma, lymphoid polyp, Meckel diverticulum, ectopic pancreas, acute appendicitis, leiomyoma, juvenile polyp, polyposis, enterogenous cyst, and duplication cyst.
Colorectal neoplasia in juvenile polyposis or juvenile polyps.

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