Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2001 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 15 |Article ID 145041 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/145041

Deepak V Gopal, Christopher Young, Ronald M Katon, "Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome Presenting with Rectal Prolapse, Severe Mucorrhea and Eroded Polypoid Hyperplasia: Case Report and Review of the Literature", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 15, Article ID 145041, 5 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/145041

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome Presenting with Rectal Prolapse, Severe Mucorrhea and Eroded Polypoid Hyperplasia: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Received24 Jan 2000
Accepted06 Sep 2000

Abstract

A case of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in a 36-year-old woman presenting with severe, persistent mucorrhea and eroded polypoid hyperplasia as the predominant clinical features, who was ultimately noted to have symptoms of rectal prolapse, is presented. Endoscopically, she had multiple (50 to 60) small, whitish polypoid lesions in the rectum that were initially misinterpreted as being a carpeted villous adenoma, juvenile polyposis or atypical proctitis. The lesions were treated with argon plasma coagulation with resolution, but a solitary rectal ulcer developed. The patient then admitted to a history of massive rectal prolapse over the preceding six months and underwent surgical treatment. Severe mucorrhea as the presenting feature and the presence of multiple polypoid lesions consistent with a histological diagnosis of eroded polypoid hyperplasia make the present case unique.

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