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Histologic features of gastric prolapse

D A Tendler, S Aboudola, J F Zacks, M J O'Brien, C P Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Prolapsing intestinal mucosa occurs in many forms throughout the GI tract. We describe 15 patients with polypoid masses in the sigmoid colon and histological features of mucosal prolapse. METHODS: Fifteen patients with colon polyps demonstrating endoscopic and histological features of mucosal prolapse were retrospectively identified from our database. RESULTS: Twelve patients presented with signs and symptoms that were nonspecific, but consistent with mucosal prolapse, such as occult or gross intestinal bleeding and lower abdominal pain...
February 2002: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Z Vesoulis, N Naik, P Maseelall
We studied the nonspecific nature of the histologic findings in the gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) syndrome by using a morphometric comparison with common gastric lesions including hyperplastic polyps and gastritis. Five clinicopathologically confirmed cases of GAVE syndrome and 41 cases of gastric hyperplastic polyps were diagnosed during a 5-year interval at Summa Health Systems (Akron, Ohio). These cases, as well as 16 randomly selected cases of nonspecific gastritis and 9 normal gastric antral biopsy specimens, were evaluated...
May 1998: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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