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Organ: Large intestine
The preparation shows hundreds of pseudopolyps.
Diagnosis: Ulcerative colitis
- Genetic factors
- Environmental factors
Pseudopolyps are polyp-like outgrowths from the mucosa commonly found in ulcerative colitis. They’re not true polyps as they are not neoplastic.
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Uhm you can still call a polyp a polyp even if it’s not neoplastic 🙂 In this case my teacher said it’s an inflammatory polyp.
You are both partly correct. They are called “pseudopolyps”, but are indeed inflammatory polyps (according to Bela)