Pedunculated hamartomatous polyp of the appendix: Report of a case

Tadahiro Nozoe, Emiko Mori, Tomohiro Iguchi, Mayuko Kohno, Takashi Maeda, Akito Matsukuma, Katsuo Sueishi, Takahiro Ezaki

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Abstract

We experienced a rare case of a pedunculated polyp of the appendix, which had been incidentally found by preventive appendectomy performed when providing surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma. A pathological investigation of this polypoid lesion demonstrated branches of fibro-muscular stalks connecting with the lamina muscularis covered by a hyperplastic mucosa, which proved to be consistent with the features of hamartoma. The patient had no external characteristics of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, including mucocutaneous pigmentation and gastrointestinal polyposis, observed by endoscopy. This case is considered to be a Peutz-Jeghers type polyp of the appendix with a pedunculated form, which is very rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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