Inflammatory myoglandular polyp

Topic Completed: 1 May 2012

Minor changes: 1 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Inflammatory myoglandular polyp colon

Jela Bandovic, M.D.
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Cite this page: Bandovic J. Inflammatory myoglandular polyp. website. Accessed October 24th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Mean age 53 years
  • Distal colon; rarely in ileum where it may cause intussusception
  • Associated with mucous diarrhea, tenesmus and hematochezia
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Two red sessile polyps

Gross description
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Spherical, sessile and lobulated polyp of the cecum

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Inflammatory granulation tissue in lamina propria, branching and dilated glands arising within proliferating smooth muscle (resembling Peutz-Jegher polyp)
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Inflammatory myoglandular polyp

Differential diagnosis
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