Colon tumor
Polyps
Fibroblastic polyp of colon




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Definition / general
Treatment
  • 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
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