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Endoscopic image of villous adenoma

Endoscopy shows a large lesion with heaped up margins in the cecum

The corresponding resection from the cecum shows an exophytic lesion with heaped up edges, but proved to be a villous adenoma.

Adenomatous polyps of the GI tract are by definition at least low grade dysplasia. Adenomas can be either tubular, tubulovillous, or villous. At least 75% of the lesion should appear villous to qualify as as a villous adenoma.

Delicate finger-like structures with some underlying crypt complexity are seen here in this villouw adenoma.

The fibrovascular cores are lined by epithelial cells wtih pseudostratified nuclei.


Colon : Tubular Adenoma

Colon : Tubulovillous Adenoma

Last updated: 2010-11-16
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