Types, differences and prognosis of colonic polyps


  • Rahmathulla Safiyul Rahman Department of Internal Medicine, Sameera Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ali Saeed Alharbi College of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
  • Bassam Ahmed Basaben College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University in Rabigh, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmad Adnan Alsalman College of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Anas Sulaiman Aljohani College of Medicine, Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Bushra Abdulrahman Banafea College of Medicine, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hadeel Saad Aldhfyan College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Amna Farouk Ammar Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Wesam Mohammed Areeshi College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hammam Khalid Alhussain College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
  • Turki Bandar Alotaibi College of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary




Diagnosis, Management, Colorectal carcinoma, Colorectal polyps, Prognosis, Types


Colon polyps might originate from the submucosa including lymphoid aggregates, carcinoids and lipomas. On the other hand, most polyps usually arise from the mucosa and include various types, whether neoplastic or not. The prognosis and treatment of these lesions depend on establishing an adequate diagnosis to rule out the presence of malignancy. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of each subclassification's different types and presentations to achieve the best outcomes. When conducting colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, colorectal polyps are commonly discovered. The prevalence of these lesions is high. However, most of them do not have any clinical significance. On the other hand, evidence shows that some polyps might have premalignant characteristics, which are usually challenging to manage in clinical practice. Therefore, evidence shows that the most appropriate approach to managing these lesions and achieving the best prognosis would be identifying and treating them as early as possible before complications appear to intervene against potential morbidities and mortality. Clinicians should consider the wide variations of colorectal cancer to establish the most appropriate diagnosis. A histological diagnosis is essential in these events to exclude malignancy and decide the most appropriate treatment plan.


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How to Cite

Rahman, R. S., Alharbi, A. S., Basaben, B. A., Alsalman, A. A., Aljohani, A. S., Banafea, B. A., Aldhfyan, H. S., Ammar, A. F., Areeshi, W. M., Alhussain, H. K., & Alotaibi, T. B. (2022). Types, differences and prognosis of colonic polyps. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(2), 1034–1039. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20220030



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