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How do tubular adenomas form?

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Sometimes cells in your body grow out of control, a process called mutation. Some of the abnormal cells can turn into polyps and other types of tumors. Tubular adenomas are often small -- less than 1/2 inch. Just like the name, they grow in a tube shape.

You can get a less common but more serious type of polyps called villous adenomas. Instead of round or oval, they look shaggy, like a cauliflower. Some polyps combine the two growth patterns, and they’re called tubulovillous adenomas.

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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