inflammatory polyp

pseu·do·pol·yp

(sū'dō-pol'ip),
A projecting mass of granulation tissue, large numbers of which may develop in ulcerative colitis; may become covered by regenerating epithelium.
Synonym(s): inflammatory polyp

inflammatory polyp

ENT 'Allergic polyp' A non-neoplastic, reactive, recurrent, often bilateral, 'tumor' formed in response to infection, allergy, mucoviscidosis GI disease Postinflammatory polyposis, 'pseudopolyposis' Any of a number of often bizarre polyps and/or bridges of mucosa, which when single may mimic malignancy, and when multiple, mimic a polyposis syndrome; IPs may arise in a background of inflammatory bowel disease–Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, amebic colitis, bacterial dysentery, and chronic schistosomiasis, and are benign, nonspecific sequelae of inflammation of the intestinal mucosa Clinical IPs are rarely symptomatic, but pain, obstruction, and if large, intussusception may occur. Cf Inflammatory fibroid polyp.
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For bronchial inflammatory polyp (fibroepithelial polyp), see comments in the section discussing papillomas.
The inflammatory polyp in the right ear resolved with silver nitrate cautery.
Chronicity may be suggested by sentinel pile at the distal fissure margin, heaped-up fissure edges, visible sphincter fibers at fissure base, or an inflammatory polyp at the inner fissure margin.
In our patient, the clinical picture and the absence of congenital masses during the early observations and on ultrasonography suggested an inflammatory polyp.
Histopathology confirmed that the lesion was an inflammatory polyp.
Histologic analysis confirmed that the mass was an inflammatory polyp.
The differential diagnosis included an inflammatory polyp or a malignant growth.
Pathologic examination identified the lesion as an inflammatory polyp.
Biopsy analyses of the mass revealed inflammatory changes that were consistent with a reflux-induced inflammatory polyp.
The diagnosis of an inflammatory polyp was confirmed by pathologic examination.
Histopathologic examination of the lesion biopsy revealed that it was an inflammatory polyp.
An otoscopic examination of the right ear demonstrated an edematous external auditory canal, with an inflammatory polyp protruding from its superior wall (figure).

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