Colon nontumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Lymphoid follicular proctitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 8 January 2019, last major update May 2013

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Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Lymphoid follicular proctitis. website. Accessed October 13th, 2019.
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
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