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
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inflammatory polypENT '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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