Colon tumor
Fibroblastic polyp of colon

Topic Completed: 1 August 2011

Revised: 13 June 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Fibroblastic [title] polyp colon

Shilpa Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain S. Fibroblastic polyp of colon. website. Accessed July 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Excision (benign behavior)
Gross description
  • 2 - 4 mm
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mucosal polyp composed of bland, plump spindle cells in lamina propria with fibroblastic features
  • Spindle cells associated with muscularis mucosa cause separation and disorganization of colonic crypts
  • Often associated with serrated / hyperplastic crypts
  • No atypia, no mitotic activity and no necrosis
Positive stains
  • Vimentin; occasional weak / focal CD34 or smooth muscle actin
Negative stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Sparse cytoplasmic organelles, many intermediate filaments
Additional references
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