Definition of Hyperplastic Polyp

A polyp found mainly in the stomach and colon. Microscopically, it is characterized by elongated, serrated crypts lined by proliferative epithelium. Hyperplastic polyps are traditionally considered non-neoplastic, but ras mutation is common, clonality has been demonstrated and biochemical abnormalities and epidemiological associations that occur in colorectal adenomas and carcinomas have been found (WHO Tumors of the Digestive System, 2000). However, a number of gastrointestinal Pathologists reject the idea that hyperplastic polyps represent true neoplasms. –2002

Hyperplastic Polyp is from the group

Gastrointestinal Polyp

Other Names for Hyperplastic Polyp

Hyperplastic Polyp
Metaplastic Polyp


NCI Thesaurus License

Topics #Hyperplastic Polyp Metaplastic Polyp