General 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 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.

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