In a common man’s language, it is an abnormal growth of tissue, growing from the inner lining (mucosa) of our organs. They are commonly seen in the colon, stomach, nose, ear, sinuses, bladder, and uterus.
Smaller polyps are biopsied or removed by cold snaring. Polyps larger than 10 mm need to be removed using a snare and electrocautery. This procedure is known as polypectomy. Newer techniques are available for the removal of larger polyps, also known as EMR (Endoscopic mucosal resection) and ESD (Endoscopic submucosal dissection).
MBBS MD DNB is a Gastroenterologist, hepatologist and therapeutic endoscopist practicing in Bangalore.