News tagged with polyps

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Capsule colonoscopy deemed 'adequate' alternative

(HealthDay)—In an average-risk screening population, capsule colonoscopy seems adequate for patients who cannot undergo colonoscopy or who had incomplete colonoscopies, although additional research is needed ...

Apr 28, 2015
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Fewer die from colorectal cancer

Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers.

Aug 28, 2014
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Polyp

A polyp in zoology is one of two forms found in the phylum Cnidaria, the other being the medusa. Polyps are approximately cylindrical in shape and elongated at the axis of the body. In solitary polyps, the aboral end is attached to the substrate by means of a disc-like holdfast called the pedal disc, while in colonies of polyps it is connected to other polyps, either directly or indirectly. The oral end contains the mouth, and is surrounded by a circlet of tentacles.

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