Summary: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the DIGESTIVE TRACT or the RESPIRATORY TRACT. Polyps can be spheroidal, hemispheroidal, or irregular mound-shaped structures attached to the MUCOUS MEMBRANE of the lumen wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.

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  1. Nawrocki A, Cartwright P. Expression of Wnt pathway genes in polyps and medusa-like structures of Ectopleura larynx (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Evol Dev. 2013;15:373-84 pubmed publisher
    ..These gonophores are truncated medusae that remain attached to the polyps from which they bud, and retain evolutionary remnants of medusa structures. In E...
  2. Ohta H, Takada K, Torisu S, Yuki M, Tamura Y, Yokoyama N, et al. Expression of CD4+ T cell cytokine genes in the colorectal mucosa of inflammatory colorectal polyps in miniature dachshunds. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2013;155:259-63 pubmed publisher
    Inflammatory colorectal polyps (ICRPs) in miniature dachshunds are recently recognized as a major cause of large bowel diarrhea in this dog breed in Japan...
  3. Chodara A, Krausert C, Jiang J. Kymographic characterization of vibration in human vocal folds with nodules and polyps. Laryngoscope. 2012;122:58-65 pubmed publisher
    Digital kymography (DKG) can provide objective quantitative data about vocal fold vibration, which may help distinguish normal from pathological vocal folds as well as nodules from polyps.
  4. Alhilli M, Nixon K, Hopkins M, Weaver A, Laughlin Tommaso S, Famuyide A. Long-term outcomes after intrauterine morcellation vs hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013;20:215-21 pubmed publisher
    To compare the long-term outcomes of intrauterine morcellation (IUM) of endometrial polyps vs a traditional operative polypectomy technique, hysteroscopic resection (HSR), and to identify factors predictive of recurrent abnormal uterine ..
  5. Başsüllü N, Türkmen I, Uraz S, Yagiz Korkmaz P, Memisoglu R, Gultekin O, et al. Xanthomatous hyperplastic polyps of the stomach: clinicopathologic study of 5 patients with polypoid gastric lesions showing combined features of gastric xanthelasma and hyperplastic polyp. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2013;17:72-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Because gastric hyperplastic polyps may rarely be associated with xanthelasma, we aimed to report 5 cases of combined lesions showing features of ..
  6. Fujimori Y, Fujimori T, Imura J, Sugai T, Yao T, Wada R, et al. An assessment of the diagnostic criteria for sessile serrated adenoma/polyps: SSA/Ps using image processing software analysis for Ki67 immunohistochemistry. Diagn Pathol. 2012;7:59 pubmed publisher
    Serrated polyps belong to a heterogeneous group of lesions that are generally characterized morphologically...
  7. Park D, Kim I. Association of ARMS2/HTRA1 variants with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy phenotype in a Korean population. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2012;56:60-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate whether ARMS2 (rs10490924)/HTRA1 (rs11200638) variants are associated with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in a Korean population and with various PCV phenotypes...
  8. Hewett D, Kaltenbach T, Sano Y, Tanaka S, Saunders B, Ponchon T, et al. Validation of a simple classification system for endoscopic diagnosis of small colorectal polyps using narrow-band imaging. Gastroenterology. 2012;143:599-607.e1 pubmed publisher
    Almost all colorectal polyps ? 5 mm are benign, yet current practice requires costly pathologic analysis...
  9. Yamashiro K, Tomita K, Tsujikawa A, Nakata I, Akagi Kurashige Y, Miyake M, et al. Factors associated with the response of age-related macular degeneration to intravitreal ranibizumab treatment. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012;154:125-36 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate factors affecting patient response to intravitreal ranibizumab treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

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  1. Yurgelun M, Goel A, Hornick J, Sen A, Turgeon D, Ruffin M, et al. Microsatellite instability and DNA mismatch repair protein deficiency in Lynch syndrome colorectal polyps. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012;5:574-82 pubmed publisher
    ..the prevalence of microsatellite instability (MSI) and loss of MMR protein expression in Lynch syndrome-associated polyps. Sixty-two colorectal polyps--37 adenomatous polyps, 23 hyperplastic polyps, and 2 sessile serrated polyps (SSP)--..
  2. de Tomás J, Al Lal Y, Pérez Díaz M, Sanz M. [Chronic polyps in the stomach and jejunum in a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis]. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;34:683-5 pubmed publisher
    The management of extracolonic gastrointestinal polyps is controversial in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)...
  3. Kang H, Oh T, Seo J, Joen T, Seo D, Shin W, et al. [Clinical factors predicting for neoplastic transformation of gastric hyperplastic polyps]. Korean J Gastroenterol. 2011;58:184-9 pubmed
    Hyperplastic polyps (HPs) are the most common cause of all benign epithelial gastric polyps, constituting 30 to 93%...
  4. Koh A, Lee W, Chen L, Chen S, Hashad Y, Kim H, et al. EVEREST study: efficacy and safety of verteporfin photodynamic therapy in combination with ranibizumab or alone versus ranibizumab monotherapy in patients with symptomatic macular polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Retina. 2012;32:1453-64 pubmed
    ..To assess the effects of verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with ranibizumab or alone versus ranibizumab monotherapy in patients with symptomatic macular polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy...
  5. Hikichi T, Higuchi M, Matsushita T, Kosaka S, Matsushita R, Takami K, et al. One-year results of three monthly ranibizumab injections and as-needed reinjections for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Japanese patients. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012;154:117-124.e1 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the 1-year outcomes of monthly intravitreal injections of ranibizumab for 3 months followed by an as-needed reinjection schedule to treat polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in Japanese patients...
  6. Kuiper T, Marsman W, Jansen J, van Soest E, Haan Y, Bakker G, et al. Accuracy for optical diagnosis of small colorectal polyps in nonacademic settings. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;10:1016-20; quiz e79 pubmed publisher
    ..We performed a prospective study to assess the accuracy of optical diagnosis of small colorectal polyps in a nonacademic setting (the DISCOUNT trial) by using high-resolution endoscopy (HRE) and narrow-band imaging (..
  7. Anderson J, Butterly L, Goodrich M, Robinson C, Weiss J. Differences in detection rates of adenomas and serrated polyps in screening versus surveillance colonoscopies, based on the new hampshire colonoscopy registry. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;11:1308-12 pubmed publisher
    ..We used a population-based registry to compare ADRs from screening vs surveillance colonoscopies. The serrated polyp detection rate (SDR), a potential new quality indicator, also was examined...
  8. Wartmann C, Fernandez D, Flores R. Fibroepithelial polyps: preoperative diagnosis may avoid thoracotomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007;134:1080-1 pubmed
  9. Rackow B, Jorgensen E, Taylor H. Endometrial polyps affect uterine receptivity. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:2690-2 pubmed publisher
    This case-control study evaluated the effect of hysteroscopically identified endometrial polyps on endometrium by means of HOXA10 and HOXA11, known molecular markers of endometrial receptivity...
  10. Lieng M, Qvigstad E, Sandvik L, Jørgensen H, Langebrekke A, Istre O. Hysteroscopic resection of symptomatic and asymptomatic endometrial polyps. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007;14:189-94 pubmed
    To estimate the occurrence of malignancy and atypical hyperplasia in endometrial polyps in patients with and without symptoms.
  11. Attard T, Cuffari C, Tajouri T, Stoner J, Eisenberg M, Yardley J, et al. Multicenter experience with upper gastrointestinal polyps in pediatric patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004;99:681-6 pubmed
    ..There are few data describing pediatric upper gastrointestinal FAP resulting in conflicting screening recommendations...
  12. Timmermans A, Gerritse M, Opmeer B, Jansen F, Mol B, Veersema S. Diagnostic accuracy of endometrial thickness to exclude polyps in women with postmenopausal bleeding. J Clin Ultrasound. 2008;36:286-90 pubmed
    To determine the accuracy of endometrial thickness measurement with transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) to diagnose endometrial polyps in women with postmenopausal bleeding in whom a carcinoma has been ruled out.
  13. Ferrazzi E, Zupi E, Leone F, Savelli L, Omodei U, Moscarini M, et al. How often are endometrial polyps malignant in asymptomatic postmenopausal women? A multicenter study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;200:235.e1-6 pubmed publisher
    The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of cancer and premalignant lesions in polyps on atrophic endometrium in asymptomatic postmenopausal women to compare these findings with a similar cohort of patients with abnormal ..
  14. Ushiki A, Yasuo M, Tanabe T, Urushihata K, Yamamoto H, Hanaoka M, et al. A rare case of a tracheal fibroepithelial polyp treated by an endobronchial resection. Intern Med. 2008;47:1723-6 pubmed
    ..An endobronchial resection was performed to remove the lesion. A tracheobronchial fibroepithelial polyp is very rare. We herein describe and discuss the appropriate therapeutic policy and also review the pertinent literature...
  15. Pejić S, Todorović A, Stojiljković V, Cvetković D, Lucić N, Radojicić R, et al. Superoxide dismutase and lipid hydroperoxides in blood and endometrial tissue of patients with benign, hyperplastic and malignant endometrium. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2008;80:515-22 pubmed
    ..Since evidence suggests that SOD may be a therapy target for cancer treatment, our findings provide a basis for further research and options for clinical applications...
  16. Park J, Hong S, Kim Y, Kim H, Kim H, Cho J, et al. Long-term follow up of gallbladder polyps. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;24:219-22 pubmed publisher
    The management of gallbladder polyps (GBP) is directly linked to the early diagnosis of gallbladder cancer (GBC). This study aimed to evaluate the malignant risk of GBP.
  17. Kalcioglu M, Can S, Aydin N. Unusual case of soft palate hairy polyp causing airway obstruction and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:e5-8 pubmed publisher
    Hairy polyps are rare benign tumors that are derived from 2 germ layers: ectoderm and mesoderm. Although location in the head and neck area is rare, the soft palate as the site of origin is even more unusual...
  18. Schildhaus H, Cavlar T, Binot E, Buttner R, Wardelmann E, Merkelbach Bruse S. Inflammatory fibroid polyps harbour mutations in the platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) gene. J Pathol. 2008;216:176-82 pubmed publisher
    Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFPs) are mesenchymal tumours which arise in the submucosa and mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. To date, the pathogenesis is unknown and IFPs are considered reactive and non-neoplastic lesions...
  19. Akatsu T, Aiura K, Shimazu M, Ueda M, Wakabayashi G, Tanabe M, et al. Can endoscopic ultrasonography differentiate nonneoplastic from neoplastic gallbladder polyps?. Dig Dis Sci. 2006;51:416-21 pubmed
    The present study aimed to clarify the endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) features of nonneoplastic (cholesterol polyps and adenomyomatosis) and neoplastic (adenoma and adenocarcinoma) gallbladder polyps and to evaluate the effectiveness ..
  20. Giordano G, Gnetti L, Merisio C, Melpignano M. Postmenopausal status, hypertension and obesity as risk factors for malignant transformation in endometrial polyps. Maturitas. 2007;56:190-7 pubmed
    We analyzed clinical data and pathological features of six cases of malignant endometrial polyps, to compare these with other examples reported in literature and to define the features of endometrial cancer arising in polyps...
  21. Leung U, Wong P, Roberts R, Koea J. Gall bladder polyps in sclerosing cholangitis: does the 1-cm rule apply?. ANZ J Surg. 2007;77:355-7 pubmed
    b>Polyps of the gall bladder (PLG) are common findings in radiological investigations of the gall bladder and most are benign although carcinoma of the gall bladder can arise in PLG...
  22. Fetsch J, Davis C, Hallman J, Chung L, Lupton G, Sesterhenn I. Lymphedematous fibroepithelial polyps of the glans penis and prepuce: a clinicopathologic study of 7 cases demonstrating a strong association with chronic condom catheter use. Hum Pathol. 2004;35:190-5 pubmed
    ..Two patients developed a local recurrence of the process at intervals of less than 1 years and 3 years 7 months. Both recurrent lesions were also managed by local excision...
  23. Jalving M, Koornstra J, Wesseling J, Boezen H, de Jong S, Kleibeuker J. Increased risk of fundic gland polyps during long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006;24:1341-8 pubmed
    ..It is controversial whether proton pump inhibitor use leads to fundic gland polyp development...
  24. Antunes A, Costa Paiva L, Arthuso M, Costa J, Pinto Neto A. Endometrial polyps in pre- and postmenopausal women: factors associated with malignancy. Maturitas. 2007;57:415-21 pubmed
    To evaluate the prevalence of premalignant and malignant polyps and their association with menopausal status, hormone therapy and clinical characteristics in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
  25. Corwin M, Siewert B, Sheiman R, Kane R. Incidentally detected gallbladder polyps: is follow-up necessary?--Long-term clinical and US analysis of 346 patients. Radiology. 2011;258:277-82 pubmed publisher
    To determine the natural history of gallbladder (GB) polyps incidentally detected at ultrasonography (US) and to propose management guidelines for these lesions based on polyp size.
  26. Hikichi T, Ohtsuka H, Higuchi M, Matsushita T, Ariga H, Kosaka S, et al. Improvement of angiographic findings of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy after intravitreal injection of ranibizumab monthly for 3 months. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010;150:674-682.e1 pubmed publisher
  27. Hachisuga T, Miyakawa T, Tsujioka H, Horiuchi S, Emoto M, Kawarabayashi T. K-ras mutation in tamoxifen-related endometrial polyps. Cancer. 2003;98:1890-7 pubmed
    K-ras mutation is thought to occur at an early stage of neoplastic progression in the endometrium. The authors investigated mutations in codon 12 of K-ras in tamoxifen (TAM)-related endometrial polyps.
  28. Sant Ana de Almeida E, Nogueira A, Candido dos Reis F, Zambelli Ramalho L, Zucoloto S. Immunohistochemical expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors in endometrial polyps and adjacent endometrium in postmenopausal women. Maturitas. 2004;49:229-33 pubmed
    To detect the presence of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors in endometrial polyps and adjacent endometrium in postmenopausal women.
  29. Novak T, Lakshmanan Y, Frimberger D, Epstein J, Gearhart J. Polyps in the exstrophic bladder. A cause for concern?. J Urol. 2005;174:1522-6; discussion 1526 pubmed
    ..In doing so, we attempt to address the aforementioned question and set the stage for definitive quantification of the risk of malignancy in these patients with careful, long-term followup...
  30. Fondran J, Porter J, Slezak F. Inflammatory polyps: a cause of late bleeding in stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006;49:1910-3 pubmed
    ..This study was designed to review our series of 82 patients with a focus on complications, with particular focus on late bleeding caused by inflammatory polyps at the staple line.
  31. Hu J, Yuan R. The expression levels of stem cell markers importin13, c-kit, CD146, and telomerase are decreased in endometrial polyps. Med Sci Monit. 2011;17:BR221-227 pubmed
    To investigate the expression levels of importin13 (IPO13), c-kit, CD146, telomerase, caspase-3, bcl-2 and bax in endometrial polyps (EPs).
  32. Gambino M, Cozzi D, Aceti M, Manfredi P, Riccipetitoni G. Two unusual cases of pharyngeal hairy polyp causing intermittent neonatal airway obstruction. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;37:761-2 pubmed publisher
    ..The clinical presentation is characterized by the presence of a polypoid mass protruding through the mouth as 'a second tongue' causing respiratory distress. Two patients are presented with this condition...
  33. Gallahan W, Conway J. Diagnosis and management of gallbladder polyps. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2010;39:359-67, x pubmed publisher
    Gallbladder polyps are frequently encountered on cross-sectional imaging, often in asymptomatic patients. Most are benign and of little clinical importance. However, some polyps do have a malignant potential...
  34. Kratzer W, Haenle M, Voegtle A, Mason R, Akinli A, Hirschbuehl K, et al. Ultrasonographically detected gallbladder polyps: a reason for concern? A seven-year follow-up study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2008;8:41 pubmed publisher
    The management of coincidental detected gallbladder polyps (GP) is still nebulous. There are few published data regarding their long-term growth...
  35. Sun Y, Xu C, Wen X, Ren S, Ye H, Gao X, et al. Is endoscopic management suitable for long ureteral fibroepithelial polyps?. J Endourol. 2008;22:1459-62 pubmed publisher
    Fibroepithelial polyps of the ureter are rare benign tumors that have traditionally been managed by open exploration and resection...
  36. Lin W, Lin D, Tai D, Hsieh S, Lin C, Sheen I, et al. Prevalence of and risk factors for gallbladder polyps detected by ultrasonography among healthy Chinese: analysis of 34 669 cases. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008;23:965-9 pubmed
    Gallbladder (GB) polyps are tumor or tumor-like projections arising from GB mucosa. Although most polyps are benign, some early GB carcinomas present as polypoid lesions. The diagnosis of GB polyps is relatively easy by ultrasonography...
  37. Lieng M, Istre O, Sandvik L, Engh V, Qvigstad E. Clinical effectiveness of transcervical polyp resection in women with endometrial polyps: randomized controlled trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010;17:351-7 pubmed publisher
    To estimate the clinical effectiveness of transcervical resection of endometrial polyps.
  38. Wen F, Chen C, Wu D, Li H. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in elderly Chinese patients. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2004;242:625-9 pubmed
    ..To investigate the frequency and clinical features of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in a consecutive series of elderly Chinese patients...
  39. Taylor L, Jackson T, Reid J, Duffy S. The differential expression of oestrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, Bcl-2 and Ki67 in endometrial polyps. BJOG. 2003;110:794-8 pubmed
    To obtain a greater understanding of the pathogenesis of endometrial polyps and to gain insight into which factors play a pivotal role in their growth.
  40. Park J, Lee J, Kim M, Chang H, Hwang K, Chang K. Endometrium from women with endometriosis shows increased proliferation activity. Fertil Steril. 2009;92:1246-9 pubmed publisher
    ..434 women with endometriosis and 197 without endometriosis, revealed an increasing incidence of endometrial polyps, especially in the test subjects with endometriosis, and advanced stages of endometriosis...
  41. Johns M. Update on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;11:456-61 pubmed
    ..scientists have continued to advance our understanding of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts. This article reviews the recent publications over the past 3 years with respect to these advances.
  42. Matos A, Baptista H, Pinheiro C, Martinho F. [Gallbladder polyps: how should they be treated and when?]. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2010;56:318-21 pubmed
    The objective of this study was to determine the correct therapeutic management for patients with gallbladder polyps (GPs), what type of surveillance should be employed and how to differentiate between benign and malignant polyps in ..
  43. Suzuki K, Yoshida H, Nappi J, Dachman A. Massive-training artificial neural network (MTANN) for reduction of false positives in computer-aided detection of polyps: Suppression of rectal tubes. Med Phys. 2006;33:3814-24 pubmed
    One of the limitations of the current computer-aided detection (CAD) of polyps in CT colonography (CTC) is a relatively large number of false-positive (FP) detections...
  44. Park K, Kim S, Choi S, Lee W. Differentiation of nonneoplastic and neoplastic gallbladder polyps 1 cm or bigger with multi-detector row computed tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010;34:135-9 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate useful computed tomographic features to differentiate nonneoplastic and neoplastic gallbladder polyps 1 cm or bigger.
  45. Piovesan A, Torricelli F, Borges L, Chambô J, Mesquita J, Srougi M. Ureteral fibroepithelial polyps in a pregnant woman: case report. Sao Paulo Med J. 2009;127:238-40 pubmed
    Ureteral fibroepithelial polyps are rare benign nonepithelial tumors, and less than 200 cases have been reported in the literature...
  46. Cho J, Park J, Kim Y, Kim H, Kim H, Hong S, et al. Hypoechoic foci on EUS are simple and strong predictive factors for neoplastic gallbladder polyps. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009;69:1244-50 pubmed publisher
    ..modality for delineating gallbladder (GB) structures; however, its clinical use in differentiating neoplastic GB polyps from nonneoplastic polyps is limited...
  47. McGurgan P, Taylor L, Duffy S, O Donovan P. An immunohistochemical comparison of endometrial polyps from postmenopausal women exposed and not exposed to HRT. Maturitas. 2006;53:454-61 pubmed
    ..would not affect the hormone receptor expression (oestrogen and progesterone receptors-ER, PR) or markers of cell proliferation/apoptosis (Ki67 and Bcl-2) in endometrial polyps from postmenopausal women exposed and not exposed to HRT.
  48. Jain R, Chetty R. Gastric hyperplastic polyps: a review. Dig Dis Sci. 2009;54:1839-46 pubmed publisher
    Hyperplastic polyps represent the commonest polyp encountered in the stomach. They occur in patients of either gender and are commoner in the seventh decade of life...
  49. Albores Saavedra J, Martinez Benitez B, Luevano E. Small cell carcinomas and large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the endometrium and cervix: polypoid tumors and those arising in polyps may have a favorable prognosis. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2008;27:333-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The 2 small cell carcinomas of the endometrium arose from and were confined to endometrial polyps, one of which also showed foci of endometrioid adenocarcinoma...
  50. Park D, Lauwers G. Gastric polyps: classification and management. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008;132:633-40 pubmed publisher
    Gastric polyps can be broadly defined as luminal lesions projecting above the plane of the mucosal surface. They are relatively frequent in routine pathology practice, where the main goal is to rule out the possibility of malignancy...
  51. Kahi C, Hewett D, Norton D, Eckert G, Rex D. Prevalence and variable detection of proximal colon serrated polyps during screening colonoscopy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;9:42-6 pubmed publisher
    Colonoscopy may have a greater protective effect for distal colorectal cancer (CRC) than proximal CRC. Serrated polyps are frequently located in the proximal colon, can be missed during colonoscopy, and may progress to CRC...
  52. McGurgan P, Taylor L, Duffy S, O Donovan P. Are endometrial polyps from pre-menopausal women similar to post-menopausal women? An immunohistochemical comparison of endometrial polyps from pre- and post-menopausal women. Maturitas. 2006;54:277-84 pubmed
    Do endometrial polyps from pre- and post-menopausal women have similar immunohistochemical expression of oestrogen and progesterone receptors (ER, PR) and markers of cellular proliferation/apoptosis (Ki67 and Bcl-2).
  53. Goddard A, Badreldin R, Pritchard D, Walker M, Warren B. The management of gastric polyps. Gut. 2010;59:1270-6 pubmed publisher
    Gastric polyps are important as some have malignant potential. If such polyps are left untreated, gastric cancer may result. The malignant potential depends on the histological type of the polyp...