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What is a Polyp?

A growth from a mucous membrane and attached to it by a stalk. Most are benign but may cause obstruction or infections. They commonly occur in the sinuses, nose or possibly the bladder or bowels. Their removal is usually straightforward, unless a more extensive operation proves necessary to reach the affected organ.

Endoscopic image of polyp in small bowel
detected on double balloon enteroscopy.

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