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Large Colon Polyps
Colonic polyps is also known as Colon polyps. Colonic polyps are round growths along the wall of your large bowels. They are a very common finding in the elderly population. However, they are associated with increased risk of colon cancer, especially when an individual has many hundreds of these polyps and/or gets the polyps ...Read more
Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?
No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are soft tissue calcification which could be secondary to salivary duct calcification to chronic gland infection. Both are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Truly either pedunculated ( i.E with stalk) or sessile (flat) can harbor a malignant or pre-malignant lesion. The flat ones are a little more worrisome, and size of lesion also plays a role. Biopsy is the key to diagnosis - if the lesion is large and flat, there is always the possibility that malignancy may exist elsewhere within the lesion and surgery or close follow up may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When are the colon polyps considered dangerous? What can be done in treating a large polyp, just surgery?
Adenomas: During colonoscopy, one cannot tell whether a polyp is benign, pre-cancerous (adenomas) or malignant - so polyps are removed for pathology. When small, polyps are removed as a whole. In larger polyps, these can be challenging to remove, pieces are often taken and if cancerous, then surgery is required. In some cases, endoscopic submucosal dissection, an advanced technique can be attempted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyps, and those with a broader base cannot be completely removed by colonoscopy at times, and may require colon resection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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