- A projecting mass of granulation tissue, large numbers of which may develop in ulcerative colitis; may become covered by regenerating epithelium. SYN: inflammatory polyp.
* * *pseu·do·pol·yp 'süd-ō-.päl-əp n a projecting mass of hypertrophied mucous membrane (as in the stomach or colon) resulting from local inflammation
* * *pseu·do·pol·yp (soo″do-polґip) a hypertrophied tab of mucous membrane that resembles a polyp but is caused by ulceration surrounding and sometimes undermining a portion of intact mucosa; it is frequently observed in chronic inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. Called also hyperplastic, inflammatory, or regenerative polyp.
Pseudopolyps in ulcerative colitis.
Medical dictionary. 2011.