- A small adenomatous polyp (tubular adenoma) is seen here.
- Note that this type of adenoma is sessile, rather than pedunculated, and larger than a tubular adenoma (adenomatous polyp).
- This small adenomatous polyp (tubular adenoma) on a small stalk is seen microscopically to have more crowded, disorganized glands than the normal underlying colonic mucosa.
- The concept of differentiation is demonstrated by this small adenomatous polyp of the colon.
- Nuclei are darker and more irregularly sized and closer together in the adenomatous polyp than in the normal mucosa.