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Surg Today. 2013 Feb;43(2):191-3. doi: 10.1007/s00595-012-0190-0. Epub 2012 May 20.

Pedunculated hamartomatous polyp of the appendix: report of a case.

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Department of Surgery, Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center, 1-1-1, Chidori, Koga 811-3195, Japan. nozoet@fukuokae2.hosp.go.jp

Abstract

We experienced a rare case of a pedunculated polyp of the appendix, which had been incidentally found by preventive appendectomy performed when providing surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma. A pathological investigation of this polypoid lesion demonstrated branches of fibro-muscular stalks connecting with the lamina muscularis covered by a hyperplastic mucosa, which proved to be consistent with the features of hamartoma. The patient had no external characteristics of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, including mucocutaneous pigmentation and gastrointestinal polyposis, observed by endoscopy. This case is considered to be a Peutz-Jeghers type polyp of the appendix with a pedunculated form, which is very rare.

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10.1007/s00595-012-0190-0
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