Problems in the Histological Diagnosis of Polyps of the Colon

  • K. Elster
  • K. Arnold
Conference paper

Abstract

Morson’s proposal that every intestinal polyp be classified in accordance with its anatomical configuration or its histological picture, is nowadays largely complied with. In spite of this, problems not infrequently arise in respect to the therapeutic consequences. This difficulty results from the fact that the clinician expects a “yes or no type” of statement from the pathological-anatomical diagnosis that is, the diagnosis shall indicate unequivocally whether a benign or a malignant process is being dealt with.

Keywords

Adenoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Elster
    • 1
  • K. Arnold
    • 1
  1. 1.ErlangenGermany

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