Polyp of the appendix – Example
This 71-year-old woman was referred for colonoscopy because a previous colonoscopy many years earlier had identified a polyp, which was excised. Histological findings were not available.
The video clip begins in the cecum at the orifice of the appendix. Protruding from the appendix is polypoid tissue nearly identical to the mucosa in color. The tissue extends into the appendix.
Histology revealed a serrated lesion, although it could not be definitively determined whether it was a serrated adenoma or a serrated hyperplastic polyp. Serrated polyps should always be excised. Because endoscopic removal was not feasible, the patient underwent a minimally invasive elective procedure in which the appendix and a minimal amount of tissue from the cecum surrounding the appendix were removed.