and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
Slide 183: Inflammatory polyp of colon
||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
||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.