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Solitary rectal cap polyp: Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22816031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Rectal bleeding combined with the presence of a rectal mass has been traditionally associated with the presence of malignant disease. Cap polyposis is a relatively young and still undefined rare entity which mainly involves the rectosigmoid. It is characterized by the presence of inflammatory polyps. In this case report, we present a patient who was diagnosed with a solitary cap polyp of the rectum during the investigation of a bleeding rectal mass. The patient's age and the absence of family history were not in favor of malignancy, despite the strong initial clinical impression. After confirmation of the diagnosis, the patient underwent a snare excision and remains asymptomatic. Cap polyposis, although rare, should be suspected and, when diagnosed, should be treated according to location, number of polyps and severity of symptoms.
Authors:
Ioannis Papaconstantinou; Andreas Karakatsanis; Xanthi Benia; George Polymeneas; Evanthia Kostopoulou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastrointestinal surgery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1948-9366     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Gastrointest Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532473     Medline TA:  World J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Andreas Karakatsanis, Xanthi Benia, George Polymeneas, Second Department of Surgical, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens, Faculty of Medicine, 76 Vas Sophias Av, 11528 Athens, Greece.
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