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High Resolution Images: Hyperplastic Polyps in a Hiatal Hernia
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Gastrikc hyperplastic polyps and an hiatal hernia seen with the endoscope in an inverted position in the stomach
Hyperplastic polyps Benign polyps that can be found anywhere in the digestive canal, however most often in the stomach (and as in these images also in a hiatal hernia) and in the rectum. These nonneoplastic polyps are usually solitary and small, with a size below 1 cm. They are also called regenerative or inflammatory polyps. Malignant change in a hyperplastic polyp is very rare, but hyperplastic polyps in the stomach may indicate an elevated risk of gastric cancer elsewhere in the stomach.
December 9, 2011