2. Sessile polyps

Shape 2 of colon polyps is the sessile polyp. These polyps are harder to find because they lie flat on the surface of the mucous membrane. They do not have a stalk and are often overlooked in examinations, simply because they are more camouflaged than the pedunculated polyp. These polyps are more likely to become cancerous due to the fact they may stay on the lining for a longer period before diagnosis and treatment, plus they are harder to remove and usually require surgery.

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