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Colon polyps

Polyps are berry like projections in the lumen of colon. Many of these polyps are precancerous and can grow into cancer. The incidence of colon polyps increases with age. Family history of colon polyps and colon cancer also increases the risk of developing colon polyps. The polyps can be diagnosed by colonoscopy. Most of the polyps can be resected during colonoscopy. After removal, polyps are tested by biopsy and histology. Removing colon polyps decreases the risk of colon cancer.

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Here, a colon polyp can be seen being removed during a colonoscopy. The polyp is then retrieved and sent for biopsy.

Click here to watch a video of colon polyp being removed.