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I had a 7 mm polyp in my colon removed , the polyp was described as sessile. What does that mean?

By Anonymous January 25, 2019 - 7:20am
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Hello, Anon!

Thank you for your message!

Polyps are small growths that develop in the tissue lining inside some organs. They can develop in two main shapes. Sessile polyps grow flat on the tissue lining the organ and can blend in with the lining of the organ, so they’re sometimes tricky to find and treat. According to Healthline - Sessile polyps are considered precancerous. They’re typically removed during a colonoscopy or follow-up surgery.

Your doctor can tell you more as he or she knows the specifics of your health and lab results.



January 25, 2019 - 2:41pm
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