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colorectal tubulovillous adenoma

Friday 9 March 2012

Definition: Tubulovillous adenomas contain a mixture of both tubular and villous growth patterns or have broad villi containing tubular structures. The villi may be blunt andshort.

Konishi and Morson define tubulovillous lesions as those that contain from 20% to 79% villous components.

Fung and Goldman estimated that a villous component is present in 35% to 75% of all adenomas measuring >1 cm in greatest diameter.

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- tubulovillous adenoma

See also

- colorectal adenomas