8. Ulcerative colitis

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Organ: Large intestine


The preparation shows hundreds of pseudopolyps.

Diagnosis: Ulcerative colitis

Risk factors:

  • 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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2 thoughts on “8. Ulcerative colitis”

  1. 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.

    1. You are both partly correct. They are called “pseudopolyps”, but are indeed inflammatory polyps (according to Bela)

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