Tubular Adenoma

Understanding Tubular Adenoma

In order to understand tubular adenoma, we have to first discuss about adenoma. Adenoma basically refers to as benign tumor and it tends to grow from various different organs of our body. The most common organs from where an adenoma grows are the colon, adrenal and pituitary glands, liver, thyroid, breast and appendix. Normally adenomas are benign in nature, however with time they may turn malignant and once they turn malignant then the situation is known as adenocarcinomas. The most common forms of adenoma are colon adenoma and tubular adenoma and most of the adenomas are related to these two only.

Tubular Adenoma
Tubular Adenoma

Dangers associated with Tubular Adenoma

There are loads of dangers associated with tubular adenoma. Structure of tubular adenoma in like the shape of a tube and the cells are arranged in the form of tubules. The tubules vary in size and it is the most common type of colon adenoma. In the starting tubular adenoma is always benign and due to that its symptoms aren’t that much visible. However with time a tubular adenoma may turn malignant and that may lead to cancer. The most common and important symptom of colon cancer is the presence of tube like structure in the colon region with the formation of tubules. It is extremely important to undergo proper medical checkups in order to detect the presence of the tubular adenoma, so that adenocarcinomas can be prevented. In order to detect colon adenoma, the patient has to undergo a medical test known as colonoscopy which provides an accurate and in depth diagnosis of the situation. Tubular adenoma isn’t the only form of tumor; tubulovillous and villous adenoma are some other common tumors that are seen in people these days.

Tubular Adenoma Treatment

Tubular adenoma treatment is important in spite the fact that tubular adenomas have very less chance of turning cancerous because a risk is a risk. Tubular adenoma is basically a polyp present in the colon region and with the help of electrosurgical biopsy forceps it is completely removed. This process is known as colonoscopy. Extreme care should be taken while doing colonoscopy because if the surgery fails, then the doctor has to perform a more complex procedure known as laparotomy. In this the polyp is removed with the help of abdominal incision. After the removal of the colon, the adenoma is studied further in order to detect whether it is benign or malignant.

Tubulovillous Adenoma

Case of Tubulovillous Adenoma

It is important to understand the difference between tubulovillous adenoma and tubular adenoma as they both differ in their structure. Tubulovillous adenoma is basically a polyp that grows in the colon region of the body but is not confined to only that. It may also grow in the gastrointestinal tract and some other body parts. Another difference between tubulovillous adenoma and tubular adenoma is that TVAs have higher chances of turning malignant from benign in comparison to TBAs. A tubulovillous adenoma also starts as a benign tumor and mostly affects the colon region and the breasts.

Tubular Adenoma
Tubular Adenoma

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