Hyperplastic Gastric Polyp
These polypoid lesions occur multiply or singly, and have smooth overlying mucosa resembling that of normal stomach. Typically discovered as incidental findings at endoscopy, these are not true polyps, rarely cause symptoms in the absence of inflammation, and have no malignant potential. They cannot, however, be reliably distinguished from adenomatous polyps on the basis of gross appearance. Spontaneous bleeding is occasionally seen (photo at upper right). The Roth Basket is particularly useful for retrieving polypoid lesions from the stomach (photo at lower right).
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