S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 35 No.3 (1994)
Colorectal Lymphoid Polyposis in a Child
- Chung, Doo Hyun; Seo, Jeong Kee; Park, Kwi Won; Chi, Je G.
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.35 No.3, pp. 213-216
- Lymphoid polyposis is a lymphoid hyperplasia of the gastrointestinal
tract that usually presents as multiple small polyps in the colon during childhood. This
should be differentiated from other neoplastic or familial polyposis of the intestine.
We report a case of benign lymphoid polyposis of the colon in a 17-month-old boy
who presented with perianal fistula and mucosal ulceration. Colon study and rectal examinations
showed multiple polyps in the sigmoid colon and rectum.
Segmental resection of the sigmoid colon and rectum showed over 100 smallt 3 - 7
mrn) sessile or pedunculated polyps that were diffusely scattered through out the removed
segment. The polyps consisted of mature lymphoid tissue with numerous germinal
centers, that was located mostly in the lamina propria and submucosa.