Abstract: Gastrointestinal polyps are still clinically confusing and proper objective identification is necessary for appropriate clinical management. Our aim was to estimate the frequency of polyps in different parts of gastrointestinal tract and to find out the malignant potentiality of these lesions and compare the results with literatures and texts and underscore the differences. This descriptive and retrospective study was performed on 298 patients with gastrointestinal polyps presenting to Shiraz University affiliated hospitals, Shahid Faghihi and Nemazee since 1989-1999. Our overall observations in this retrospectively collected series illustrate the frequency, symptoms, age and sex distribution and associated neoplasia in gastrointestinal polyps. There was vary low incidence of adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps in all parts of GI tract in our region. Juvenile (hamartomatous) polyps were more frequent in our area especially in rectosigmoid as compared with other countries. Adenomatous changes were detected in 13.86% of juvenile polyps.
H.A. Esmaeily and E. Mostafapour , 2008. Gastrointestinal Polyps: Clinicopathological Aspects . Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 57-63.