Glossary Term:

Title

hyperplastic polyp

Phonetic

<b>hi</b>-per-<b>PLAS</b>-tick pa-<b>lip</b>

Description

a growth found in the colon (large intestine) that is unlikely to become cancer. Some doctors think that certain hyperplastic polyps can become pre-cancerous, or may mean a risk of developing adenomatous polyps and cancer later, especially if the polyps are in the ascending colon. See also adenomatous polyp, ascending colon, polyp.