Colon non tumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Lymphoid follicular proctitis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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Related topics: Rectal tonsil
Cite this page: Lymphoid follicular proctitis. website. Accessed June 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon inflammatory condition confined to rectum
  • Rectal bleeding and discontinuous endoscopic mucosal changes confined to rectum
  • Does not progress to ulcerative proctitis or lymphoma (Dig Dis Sci 1988;33:314)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dense lymphoid infiltrate and follicular hyperplasia of mucosa with congestion; no ulceration; no neutrophils