Benign Tumors of the Esophagus

Esophageal Polyp

A polyp is a growth. Most polyps are benign but certain types can become malignant. They can occur anywhere in the intestinal tract, especially the colon. Infrequently, they develop in the esophagus. They are rather easy to remove through the endoscope. This 1 inch polyp in the lower esophagus was an incidental finding. The whitish material is coagulated saliva. On pathology exam, it was a benign adenoma type polyp.