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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1997;31(2): 185-188.
Familial Juvenile Polyposis.
Sun Hee Chang, Shi Nae Lee, Hea Soo Koo, Ok Kyung Kim, Sun Sub Jung, Eung Bum Park
1Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-750, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-750, Korea.
Familial juvenile polyposis is a rare intestinal polyposis characterized by the occurrence of multiple juvenile polyps in the gastrointestinal tract. We report a case of familial juvenile polyposis in a 17-year-old man with a review of the literature. This patient underwent total colectomy due to a 6 years history of rectal bleeding. Grossly, the colon showed 36 variable sized pedunculated polyps, measuring 2.5cm x 2cm from the largest size and 0.2cm x 0.2cm to the smallest size. Histologically, the polyps consisted of cystically dilated glands, lined by normal colonic epithelial cells, scattered in loose, edematous stroma containing inflammatory cell infiltration. There were no areas of tubular adenoma or malignancy in any of the polyp.
Key Words: familial juvenile polyposis; colon
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