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polyposis

 [pol″ĭ-po´sis]
the formation of numerous polyps.
familial polyposis (familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)) a hereditary condition marked by multiple adenomatous polyps with high malignant potential, lining the intestinal mucosa, especially that of the colon. Polyps are first seen around puberty, and by age 35 years 95 per cent of patients have polyps. Without colectomy, colon cancer is inevitable. Extracolonic manifestations may also be present. It occurs as part of several different conditions, including gardner's, peutz-jeghers, canada-cronkhite, and turcot's syndromes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis),
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]
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polyposis

(pŏl′ə-pō′sĭs)
n. pl. polypo·ses (-sēz)
The presence of several polyps in the body.
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polyposis

A nonspecific term for the presence of numerous polyps on a mucosal surface, especially the large intestine.
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polyposis

Pathology Numerous polyps on a mucosa. See Familial adenomatous polyposis, Multiple lymphomatous polyposis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis)
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Polyposis

The medical term for the development of multiple polyps on a body part.
Mentioned in: Nasal Polyps
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis)
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(10,11) Sinus or ethmoid cell obstruction after mucosal trauma and mucosal inflammation have an important pathophysiologic role in mucocele formation; (12,14) therefore, patients who undergo FESS for nasal polyposis might be at higher risk of postoperative mucocele.
Prevalence of asthma, aspirin intolerance, nasal polyposis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a population-based study.
Nasal polyposis is a challenge to the treating clinician.
Among the excluded cases, 4 were excluded because the colectomy specimens had 20 or more polyps prior to the normalization of data, suggesting a genetic polyposis syndrome; 112 were excluded because the location of the primary tumor was not specified; and 389 were excluded due to the colectomy size (<12cm).
Previous reports have described adenomatous change in juvenile polyps, but predominantly in patients with multiple polyps or juvenile polyposis rather than solitary juvenile polyps.
The study group comprised 126 consecutive patients with CRS and bilateral nasal polyposis refractory to medical therapy.
Ganglioneuromatosis polyposis is distinguished by numerous sessile or pedunculated mucosal and/or submucosal lesions showing greater variability in neural, supportive, and ganglion cell content with demarcation compared to polypoid ganglioneuromas.
Serrated polyps of the colon and rectum and serrated polyposis. WHO classification of tumours of the digestive system, 4th ed.
Portal Hypertensive Gastric Polyposis. More than one polypoid lesion was present in the stomach in 79% of PHP cases.
Clinical exam revealed bilateral pitting edema and an elevated jugular venous pressure, with no history of familial polyposis or colorectal cancer.
Convenient sample comprising 116 patients of both sexes of age group from 18 to 60 years were selected from ENT Out Patient Department, with documented diagnosis of nasal polyposis that underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery.