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Colon tumor

Polyps

Atheroemboli associated polyps of colon


Reviewers: Shilpa Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 October 2011, last major update August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● May be associated with rectal bleeding (Am J Surg Pathol 1991;15:1078)

Case reports
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● 68 year old man with diabetes and 2 year history of bloody diarrhea (Am J Surg Pathol 1993;17:1054)
● Polypoid mass without clinical evidence of ischemia (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1994;118:308)
● Cholesterol emboli in polyp (J Clin Gastroenterol 1994;19:231)

Micro description
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● Edematous submucosa with superficial ulceration and atheroemboli in arterioles of submucosal polyps which may contain cholesterol clefts

End of Colon tumor > Polyps > Atheroemboli associated polyps of colon


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