Authors: Aisha Tabassum, Mohammad Shahid Iqbal, Veeragandham Satyanarayana
Adenomatous colorectal polyps are known to be precursor lesions for colorectal cancer. Colorectal adenomas are usually classified into two categories:tubular and villous. A mixed (tubulovillous) phenotype is also recognized. The aim of the study was to study the prevalence and pathological features of adenomatous polyps. We studied five cases of adenomas. Three were diagnosed as tubular adenomas and two were diagnosed as villous adenomas. Most of the significant polyps were identified in patients aged 50 years or older. In case of villas adenoma, the incidence of dysplasia rose with an increase in size. Conclusion: It is advisable that all polypoidal lesions should be removed for definitive histological examination.
Key words: Adenoma, Polyp, Colorectal cancer