pseudopolyposis

pseudopolyposis
n.
a condition in which the bowel lining (mucosa) is covered by elevated or protuberant plaques (pseudopolyps) that are not true polyp but abnormal growths of inflamed mucosa. It is usually found in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis. The pseudopolyps may be seen with the sigmoidoscope or the colonoscope (through which they may be sampled for microscopic examination) or by barium enema examination.

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pseu·do·pol·yp·osis (soo″do-pol″ĭ-poґsis) the occurrence of numbers of pseudopolyps in the colon and rectum, as the result of long-standing inflammation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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