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Ulcerative Colitis: Pseudopolyps

The repeated cycle of ulceration, alternating with the deposition of granulation tissue during the healing phase, results in the development of raised areas of inflamed tissue that resemble polyps.

However, these lesions are not neoplastic (i.e., true polyps), but inflammatory tissue, and are called pseudopolyps. They have no malignant potential.

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