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Views of a normal colon and a colon polyp

Views of a normal colon and a colon polyp

Picture of a healthy colon and colon polyp

A polyp is a small growth of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk. Colon polyps are growths in the colon or rectum.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
Last Revised June 29, 2011

Last Revised: June 29, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

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