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World J Clin Cases. 2018 Oct 6;6(11):455-458. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i11.455.

Neurofibroma discharged from the anus with stool: A case report and review of literature.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, Jingjiang People's Hospital, Jingjiang, Taizhou 214500, Jiangsu Province, China.
2
Department of General Surgery, Jingjiang People's Hospital, Jingjiang, Taizhou 214500, Jiangsu Province, China.
3
Department of General Surgery, Jingjiang People's Hospital, Jingjiang, Taizhou 214500, Jiangsu Province, China. jjcaisqys@sina.com.

Abstract

Isolated neurofibromas that affect the gastrointestinal tract are rare and almost always manifest as neurofibromatosis type 1 or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b. In this paper, we present a case of a 24-year-old female with abdominal pain who discharged a neurofibroma in her stool without any blood on it. A colonoscopy showed multiple small polyps in the sigmoid colon and a nodule in the ileocecus. The pathology results and the immunohistochemical stains of the removed neoplasm from the ileocecus confirmed the diagnosis was a bowel neurofibroma. We report a rare case of ileocecal neurofibroma due to the patient's affected gastrointestinal tract, without any associated systemic syndrome other than a neurofibroma discharged in the stool.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical presentation; Gastrointestinal tract; Ileocecus; Isolated; Neurofibroma

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Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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