hyperplastic polyp

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hy·per·plas·tic pol·yp

a benign small sessile polyp of the large bowel showing lengthening and cystic dilation of mucosal glands; also applied to nonneoplastic gastric mucosal polyps.
Synonym(s): metaplastic polyp
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hy·per·plas·tic pol·yp

(hī'pĕr-plas'tik pol'ip)
A benign small sessile polyp of the large bowel showing lengthening and cystic dilation of mucosal glands; also applied to nonneoplastic gastric mucosal polyps.
Synonym(s): metaplastic polyp.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Basil Morson from London, United Kingdom, perhaps the best known and revered gastrointestinal pathologist of the mid to late twentieth century, used the term metaplastic polyp in 1962 for what we now call hyperplastic polyps in order to distinguish them from true adenomatous proliferations.
In 14 (11%) individuals, 20 metaplastic polyps were discovered at a mean age of 44 years.
Only 2% of the 87 individuals under age 50 had an adenoma; 9% of 36 people over age 50 had an adenoma, in 14 (11%) individuals, 20 metaplastic polyps were discovered at a mean age of 44 years.