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  eMedicine - Pulp Polyp : Article by Catherine M Flaitz
The pulp polyp, also known as chronic hyperplastic pulpitis or proliferative pulpitis, is an uncommon and specific type of inflammatory hyperplasia that is associated with a nonvital tooth.
The pulp polyp is the result of both mechanical irritation and bacterial invasion into the pulp of a tooth that exhibits significant crown destruction due to trauma or caries.
Pulp polyps tend to be asymptomatic and are not associated with any significant morbidity or mortality except for gross caries destruction with premature tooth loss in many cases.
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic649.htm   (2035 words)

 Colon polyp symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on MedicineNet.com
Colon polyps are fleshy growths that occur on the inside (the lining) of the large intestine, also known as the colon.
The significance of polyps is that we know that when certain types of polyps grow large enough, they can become cancerous, and, moreover, colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United Sates.
Once a polyp reaches two centimeters or approximately one inch in size, the risk of cancer is in excess of 20 percent.
www.medicinenet.com /colon_polyps/article.htm   (563 words)

 polyp. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Some polyps are pedunculated tumors, i.e., they grow on stems; others, attached by a broad base, are called sessile.
Nasal polyps are usually associated with an allergic condition; since they interfere with breathing, it is advisable that they be removed.
Uterine and gastrointestinal polyps are likely to cause bleeding, but, more important, they may undergo malignant degeneration and for this reason are also usually removed.
www.bartleby.com /65/po/polyp.html   (143 words)

 BioMed Central | Full text | Antral hyperplastic polyp causing intermittent gastric outlet obstruction: Case report
Gastric polyps are incidentally detected in 2–3% of upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examinations [7].
Until recently it was believed that the hyperplastic polyps do not undergo malignant transformation, but carcinomas associated with hyperplastic polyps were reported in the literature over the past few years [10,11].
The polyp was removed with a snare and diathermy was used at a level of 40 watts Figure 1C.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-230X/3/16   (1937 words)

 POLYP - Definition
{Polyp stem} (Zo["o]l.), that portion of the stem of a siphonophore which bears the polypites, or feeding zooids.
A polyp is a growth protruding from a mucosal plane.
Polyps are usually benign, but some have the potential to become cancerous.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/polyp   (139 words)

 What I need to know about Colon Polyps
Usually, polyps that are smaller than a pea aren't harmful.
But larger polyps could someday become cancer or may already be cancer.
Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/colonpolyps_ez   (985 words)

  Healthopedia.com - Cervical Polyp
A cervical polyp is a small growth on or near the surface of the cervix.
Cervical polyps are usually benign, or noncancerous, and rarely cause symptoms.
Cervical polyps are formed when a group of cells, such as blood vessels within the cervix, form an abnormal growth.
www.healthopedia.com /cervical-polyp   (322 words)

  Polyp - LoveToKnow 1911
POLYP, the name given by zoologists to the form of animal especially characteristic of the subphylum Cnidaria of the Coelentera.
In the subdivision Anthozoa, comprising the sea-anemones and corals, the individual is always a polyp; in the Hydrozoa, however, the individual may be either a polyp or a medusa.
We can distinguish therefore in the body of a polyp the column, circular or oval in section, forming the trunk, resting on a base or foot and surmounted by the crown of tentacles, which enclose an area termed the peristome, in the centre of which again is the mouth.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Polyp   (793 words)

 Polyp - Palaeos
Polyps are approximately cylindrical, elongated on the axis of the body.
In the class Anthozoa, comprising the sea-anemones and corals, the individual is always a polyp; in the class Hydrozoa, however, the individual may be either a polyp or a medusa.
Anthozoan polyps, including the corals and sea anemones, are much more complex due to the development of a tubular stomodaeum leading inward from the mouth and a series of radial partitions called mesenteries.
www.palaeos.org /Polyp   (751 words)

 ASGE :: Understanding Polyps and Their Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Polyps are benign growths involving the lining of the bowel (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms).
The hyperplastic polyp is not at risk for cancer and, therefore, is not as significant.
Polyp removal (or polypectomy) during colonoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure.
www.askasge.org /pages/brochures/polyps_brochure.cfm   (791 words)

 What is a colon polyp?
A colon polyp is a benign tumor or growth which arises on the inner surface of the colon.
While not every colon polyp turns to cancer, it is felt that almost every colon cancer begins as a small non-cancerous polyp.
However, the risk of polyps can be lowered somewhat by adding more fiber, extra calcium, and 400 micrograms (mcg.) of the vitamin folic acid to the daily diet.
www.gihealth.com /html/education/colonpolyps.html   (1047 words)

Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the large intestine (colon) and protruding into the intestinal canal (lumen).
Polyps are one of the most common conditions affecting the colon and rectum, occurring in 15-20 percent of the adult population.
Polyps are diagnosed either by looking at the colon lining directly (colonoscopy) or by x-ray study (barium enema).
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 Polyp Summary
Polyps come in a variety of shapes--round, droplet, and irregular being the most common; and they affect various parts of the body--the intestines, the nasal passages, the rectum, and the vocal cords.
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is an irritation of the membranes of the nose by airborne particles or chemicals.
Rectal polyps are commonly found by sigmoidoscopy (visual inspection with an instrument consisting of a tube and a light) or colonoscopy.
www.bookrags.com /Polyp   (2736 words)

 polyp - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Polyp (tumor), benign or malignant tumor projecting above normal tissue surface level.
Polyps are usually found protruding from an inner wall in the...
polyp and medusa body structures of cnidarians, areas found, corals, Group Digestion of Hydrozoa, hydras, hydrozoans, Life Cycle of a Jellyfish...
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 polyp - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
polyp in medicine, a benign tumor occurring in areas lined with mucous membrane such as the nose, gastrointestinal tract (especially the colon), and the uterus.
Nasal polyps are usually associated with an allergic condition; since they interfere with breathing, it is advisable that they be removed.
Extramedullary hematopoiesis occurring as a nasal polyp in a man with a myeloproliferative disorder.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-polyp.html   (621 words)

 Voice Disorders - Polyp
A polyp is a specific and clearly demarcated mass (“mass” simply means “lump,” and does not imply cancer or precancerous lesion) usually found at the midpoint the vocal cord.
A polyp is usually a red or reddish lesion that has a sharp margin and is clearly different from surrounding tissue.
The propensity for a polyp (or any mid-vocal fold lesion) to cause additional trauma is an argument in favor of its treatment, in addition to its effect on the voice.
www.voicemedicine.com /polyp.htm   (750 words)

 Intestinal polyps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Polyps are one of many forms of tissue overproduction that can occur in the body.
The stomach's lining is host to polyps of a similar appearance, but there is no agreement as to their potential for becoming stomach cancer.
Smaller polyps can be picked up by the rhythmic contractions (peristalsis) of the intestines and pull the part of the bowel to which they are attached into the adjoining section.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/intestinal_polyps.jsp   (1010 words)

 Polyp the Hunter - Comixpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though Polyp is portrayed as not being terribly bright and extremely eager for sex at all times, she's nonetheless very capable and very deadly, always getting her mark.
Polyp vs. the Crustaceans was the second Polyp story, published as an ongoing series on Slipshine in 2002.
Polyp was created in 2000 during the short period of time that Josh was doing the famed full-color comics for Wendy.
www.comixpedia.org /index.php/Polyp_the_Hunter   (601 words)

 What Exactly is a Polyp? - Associated Content
In general, polyps may have a grapelike, semitransparent appearance and may best be known for occurring in the nasal cavity, the cervix, the colon and in the digestive tract.
The term “polyp” may also be given to small 1 centimeter-sized growths that appear on the surface of the skin.
Additionally, the development of polyps in the colon, intestine and cervix tend to be increasingly likely as a person ages and appear most often in those over the age of forty.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/89257/what_exactly_is_a_polyp.html   (493 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for polyp
Some animals of this group are always polyps, some are always medusae, and some exhibit both a polyp and a medusa stage in their life cycle.
polyp The soft-bodied, usually sedentary form of Cnidaria, consisting of a cylindrical trunk which is fixed at one end, with the mouth surrounded by tentacles at the other end.
The colony consists of a stalk formed by a large organism called a primary polyp (see polyp and medusa) that is thrust into soft bottom material; the upper part of the stalk is...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=polyp   (966 words)

 Colonic Fibrovascular Polyp 1991
Fibrovascular polyps, which are pedunculated submucosal tumors, are occasionally found in the esophagus,[1-8] but are extremely rare in the colon.
Subsequent colonoscopy revealed that the polyp was pedunculated and not ulcerated, and had a smooth surface, with the same color as the surrounding mucosa; the mucosa around the tumor appeared normal(Figs.
Rigorous histopathological examination is necessary to differentiate a fibrovascular polyp from the congestion and chronic inflammation resulting from idiopathic intussusception in the ileocecal area;[16] the polyp found in the present patient showed submucosal fibrovascular proliferation rather than simple congestion, and was accompanied by few inflammatory cells, without a whorl arrangement of stromal cells around vessels.
www2s.biglobe.ne.jp /~ishigaki/FVP_SC.htm   (1478 words)

 polyp - Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Forum
Gallbladder polyps are found in between 1.5 and 4.5 percent of patients.
Your polyp measures greater than 18mm and certainly should be evaluated for the suspicion of cancer.
NEVER take chances with polyps in the gallbladder because by the time a sono shows that it is growing it is too late, cancer of the gallbladder is almost ALWAYS fatal.
www.medhelp.org /forums/gastro/messages/36746a.html   (371 words)

 Polyp Prevention and Wheat Bran Fiber: Q&A - National Cancer Institute
A colorectal polyp is a growth on the inner wall of the colon or rectum.
The Polyp Prevention Trial was a clinical trial (a research study conducted with volunteers) to determine the effect of a low-fat (20 percent of calories from fat), high-fiber (18 grams per 1,000 calories), high fruit/vegetable (3.5 servings per 1,000 calories) eating plan on the recurrence of precancerous polyps in the colon and rectum.
Polyp Prevention Trial researchers will continue to follow the participants in the trial to see if the dietary changes they made influence their likelihood of getting more polyps or colorectal cancer in the future.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/polyp-prevention-fiber-qa/print?page=   (1572 words)

 Colon polyps, Colon Cancer and All the Information You Wanted Related to Colon CA, Polyps by Donald E. Mansell, MD
Polyps are growths which develop in the colon and other parts of the body as well.
A polyp is defined as a growth that projects, often on a stalk, from the lining of the intestine or rectum.
The relative risk of developing colon cancer after polyps have been removed is 2.3 compared to a relative risk of 8.0 for those who do not have the polyps removed.
personalweb.sunset.net /~mansell/polyp.htm   (3707 words)

 POLYP - Online Information article about POLYP
Hydrozoa, however, the individual may be either a polyp or a See also:
The name polyp was given to these organisms from their supposed resemblance to an See also:
case the polyp is entirely, without sexual organs.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PIG_POL/POLYP.html   (1062 words)

 Polyphosphate in Microorganisms
PolyP was observed in many microorganisms as metachromatic particles and was historically used as a diagnostic tool for certain pathogens such as Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Robinson and Wood, 1986).
PolyP is a substrate for a number of specific phosphotransferases and hydrolases and as mentioned earlier, reverse activity of PPK can hydrolyse polyP to form ATP.
PolyP accumulation is an important feature for survivial during growth in low pH environments and key roles in areas such as solubilsation of phosphate from soils and pathogenesis have been identified.
www.dairyscience.info /polyp   (3196 words)

 What is a Colon Polyp?
A colon polyp is a protrusion from the lining of the large intestine (colon) caused by an abnormally rapid growth of cells.
The snare is tightened around the base of the polyp, and the polyp is removed from the bowel wall using a small electric current.
Occasionally the microscopic analysis of the polyp will suggest that there is a risk that the polyp was not completely removed, or had cancerous cells within it.
home.earthlink.net /~simplyscreening/Page367.htm   (479 words)

Cervical polyps are discovered during routine pelvic exams or evaluations for bleeding or while getting a Pap test.
The polyp or polyps are sent to a laboratory for examination.
Large polyps and polyp stems that are very broad usually need to be removed in an operating room using local, regional or general anesthesia.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/9696.html   (627 words)

 Coral Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Life Cycle: A coral polyp begins its life as a tiny, free-swimming larva; the larva is only the size of the head of a pin.
It reproduces by budding (in which an identical polyp sprouts out of the polyp's side) and by sexual reproduction (in which polyps release eggs and sperm, which mix in the water).
When the polyp dies, the chalky skeleton remains, and another polyp will grow on top of the old one.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/invertebrates/coral/Coralprintout.shtml   (375 words)

 polyp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a large polyp in the colon.
A polyp is a growth of tissue that can grow and become cancerous and, in fact, when this polyp was examined under the microscope, there were some cancerous cells in it.
Polyps need to be removed, and that is why we do colonoscopies.
www.gastro.com /html/photography/polyp.htm   (124 words)

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