|Hey, this chunk of tissue
really looks like a polyp doesn't it. Here you can easily see the
central fibrovascular stalk and where the polyp was amputated at its base.
Note the many dilated colonic glands containing mucin. That's one
of the hallmark features of this lesion.
See this slide with the virtual microscope.
|This polyp is purely inflammatory in nature, and has no malignant potential. It is seen in the elderly and children, and is probably related to stool consistency. You will see some dilated and possibly ruptured colonic glands with extravasation of the mucin into the surrounding lamina propria. There will be many acute inflammatory cells as well.|