Hyperplastic polyps are a type of noncancerous (benign) growths found in the colon. They are usually small and make up about 10% to 30% of all colorectal polyps.
Hyperplastic polyps looks similar to small precancerous (adenomatous) polyps. If there is a question about whether a polyp is adenomatous, your doctor may take a tissue sample (biopsy).
Last Revised: April 27, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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