Polyp (polyp, polypus) – an abnormal growth of tissue, benign tumor, which has epithelial origin, serving on the mucosal surface, tissue.
Polyp may occur in any organ of the floor, where there mucosa: nasal cavity, pharynx, bronchi, the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, gall bladder, bladder, cervix and cervical canal. Polyps can be in any sex organ, but most often develop in different parts of the digestive tract and are among the common diseases of this system. Often they can be found in patients with allergic rhinitis, in which they may be formed in response to prolonged antigenic stimulation.
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