Penn Surgery

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon Polyps

Cary Aarons
C. Aarons
Josh Blieier
J. Bleier
Najjia Mahmoud
N. Mahmoud
Carter Paulson
C. Paulson
Nicole Saur
N. Saur
Skandan Shanmugan
S. Shanmugan

Colon PolypsColon Rrectal Polyps can be divided into two broad categories: Neoplastic and non-neoplastic. Neoplastic polyps are adenomas and have the potential to develop into malignant cancers. The Colon Polypsincidence of colorectal malignancies are 2 to 5 times higher in patients with adenomatous polyps than in those without them. Patients with multiple polyps are twice as likely to develop carcinomas as patients with a single polyp. The diagnosis of colonic polyps is made at colonoscopy by the gastroenterologist, and if the biopsy is shown to be that of a malignant polyp, the patient should proceed to surgery. However, a significant number of polyps are benign in nature and after removal do not require surgery.

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