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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 794985, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/794985
Case Report

Solitary Colonic Ganglioneuroma: A Rare Incidental Finding of Hematochezia

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Disease, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

Received 25 October 2014; Revised 15 February 2015; Accepted 25 April 2015

Academic Editor: Naohiko Koide

Copyright © 2015 George Abraham and Sateesh R. Prakash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ganglioneuromas (GNs) are hamartomatous tumors derived from the autonomic nervous system. It is rare to encounter GN in the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with these tumors usually present with abdominal pain, constipation, ileus, weight loss, or even bleeding. GNs are categorized into three different morphological subtypes, namely, polypoid GN, ganglioneuromatous polyposis, and diffuse ganglioneuromatosis. We present a case of hematochezia from GN in a colon polyp discovered on diagnostic colonoscopy. Due to a lack of guidelines, we reviewed the literature to discuss treatment and other associated conditions for GN.