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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 737015, 4 pages
Case Report

Angiolipofibroma of the Cecum: A Rare Type of Submucosal Polyp

Institute of Pathology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, 38100, Hadera, Israel

Received 21 April 2013; Accepted 9 May 2013

Academic Editors: H. Kuwabara, H.-J. Ma, Y. Nagashima, A. Pich, A. Rajput, and A. N. Walker

Copyright © 2013 Gabriel M. Groisman. 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.


Mesenchymal type tumors originated in the submucosa represent a small percentage of colorectal polyps. This is particularly true for polyps composed of more than one mesenchymal tissue type. We herein present the pathological features of an unusual polypoid proliferation of mature fatty, fibrous, and vascular tissues including vessels of diverse nature and size. The histological findings support a hamartomatous rather than a true neoplastic origin for this rare lesion.