The tubular adenoma polyp is a kind of polyp adenoma that grows in the epithelial lining of the colon and various other points in the gastrointestinal tract.
The adenoma is present in the benign form in the initial stages. The cells in the benign form of tubular adenoma polyp are inactive and are covered by a protective sheath that acts as a barrier preventing the cancerous cells from spreading to adjacent tissues and other parts of the body.
When the tubular adenoma polyp is present in the benign form it does not present any symptoms. But later as the disease progresses, the cells in the tumor undergo mitotic divisions and form new cells.
These cells that are found in the adenoma are psedostratified and irregular in shape. The adenoma polyps are club headed with a slender stalk like body. When a patient is detected to be having the tubular adenoma polyp polyps in the benign form, the adenoma is observed for a period of time before applying any surgical treatment.
Some of the symptoms that are associated with the adenoma include a change in bowel habits with sever constipation if the growing size of the polyp is obstructing the bowels. The adenomas are also found in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. With the passage of time as the poly remains undetected, it may grow in size and the malignant foci spread to these tissues through the lymph or blood stream.
The tubular adenoma polyp forms a major portion of the different types of adenoma, commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. Surgery may involve the excision of the adenoma followed by radiation therapy.