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Title: A Study into the Patterns of Gastrointestinal Tract Polyps.
Authors: Khajuria, Meenakshi
Bhardwaj, Subhash
Kumari, Rita
Keywords: GI Polyps
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Meenakshi Khajuria, Subhash Bhardwaj, Rita Kumari. A Study into the Patterns of Gastrointestinal Tract Polyps. JK Science Journal of Medical Education and Research. 2016 Apr-Jun;18(2): 81-84.
Abstract: The study was retro-prospective in nature. 102 cases diagnosed during the period of 10 years (i.e. 2003 to 2013) were studied. The site, age and sex wise distribution of the polyps was analyzed. Of 102 cases, 64(62.75%) were males, 38(37.35%) were females. The age ranged from 2 to 80 years with a mean of 27.2 years, maximum cases were seen in 0-9 years i.e. 39(38.24%). 88(86.27%) cases were benign and 14(13.73%) were malignant. Commonest site involved was colorectal region (78.43%). Hematochezia was seen in 48 cases (65.75%). Histologically 91 (89.2%) were epithelial polyps, 7 (6.9%) non epithelial polyps and 4(3.9%) miscellaneous polyps. The commonest epithelial polyp was juvenile polyp (49 cases) followed by adenomatous polyp (14 cases). Low grade dysplasia seen in 11(78.57%) and high grade dysplasia was seen in 3(21.43%) adenomatous polyps. Study provides an insight into histological patterns of GI polyps and enhances our knowledge about vivid etiologies of these polyps. Many of these polyps are precursors to malignant disease, it is recommended that endoscopy with polypectomy and histological confirmation is necessary to confirm the diagnosis followed by continued surveillance in patients having dysplastic polyps.
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