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Gastroenterology Res. 2012 Apr;5(2):74-78. Epub 2012 Mar 20.

Osseous Metaplasia in an Inflammatory Polyp of the Rectum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.


Osseous metaplasia is a rare finding in colonic neoplasms. We report a case osseous metaplasia in a 74 year-old male who underwent surveillance colonoscopy and found to have a 7 mm rectal polyp. Histopathologic examination revealed an inflammatory polyp with osseous metaplasia.


Colon polyps; Inflammatory polyps; Osseous metaplasia

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