Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
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Pseudopolyps
Pseudopolyp Pseudopolyp
Ulcerative colitis with big pseudopolyp. The "tumor " measures 3x5 cm. Pseudopolyp with perifocal necrosis covered by pus.
Endoscopic removal after hemorrhage
pseudopolyps pseudopolyps
Removal of a pseudopolyp Pseudopolyps can harbour malignant or dysplastic cells and thus have to be removed in order to minimize the risk of developing colon cancer in ulcerative colitis. Prophylactic colectomy also has to be considered. They also can be the source of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which represents the second reason to remove them. In the depicted case the left colon developed many of those pseudotumors. They were all removed by electric snare in multiple sessions.