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How can a colonoscopy find tubular adenomas?

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During a colonoscopy, your doctor inserts a long, flexible tube with a lens into your rectum and along your colon. On a video monitor, any tubular adenomas will show up as a lump sticking out from your colon's lining.

Your doctor will snip off the polyp or loop a wire around it and burn it off with electric current. You’ll be asleep during the procedure, so you won’t feel any pain.

Your doctor will send the polyp to a lab. A pathologist will check it under a microscope.

From: What Is Tubular Adenoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Colon Polyps,” “Familial adenomatous polyposis,” “Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

Colon Cancer Alliance: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

University of Utah: “Colon, adenomatous polyp (tubular adenoma).”

American Cancer Society: “Understanding Your Pathology Report: Colon Polyps.”

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Colonoscopy.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Colon polyps (Beyond the Basics).”

National Institutes of Health: “What is a gene mutation and how do mutations occur?”


Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Colorectal Cancer: From Polyp to Cancer.”

American Family Physician : “Update on Colorectal Cancer.”

CDC: “What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Colorectal Cancer?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 04, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Colon Polyps,” “Familial adenomatous polyposis,” “Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

Colon Cancer Alliance: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

University of Utah: “Colon, adenomatous polyp (tubular adenoma).”

American Cancer Society: “Understanding Your Pathology Report: Colon Polyps.”

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Colonoscopy.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Colon polyps (Beyond the Basics).”

National Institutes of Health: “What is a gene mutation and how do mutations occur?”


Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Colorectal Cancer: From Polyp to Cancer.”

American Family Physician : “Update on Colorectal Cancer.”

CDC: “What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Colorectal Cancer?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 04, 2017

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