|Congenital rectal polyp
Congenital rectal polyp
(synonym: congenital polyp, retention polyp)
This 12-year old patient was admitted
for rectal hemorrhage. Retention
polyps are not neoplastic. The stroma
of the polyps consists of dilated glands
filled with mucus, but normal epithelial cells. Additionally this patientīs
polyp shows neutrophilic inflammation
and signs of epithelial regeneration.
After a few days a small ulcer at the
site of resection has developed.
Biopsies of the ulcer fail to reveal