CAMAL, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CAMAL, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Intestinal polyp removal. Endoscope view of a polyp (centre) being removed from the colon (large intestine). Polyps are benign (non-cancerous) growths that arise from mucous membranes. Although benign, polyps are generally removed surgically as their growth may obstruct the passage of food, and some polyps may turn cancerous over time. Here, the polyp has been cut from the colon wall and is ready to be removed from the body.
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