Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Benign inflammatory lesions with no malignant potential. Treatment is conservative as they will auto amputate over time.
Cystic spaces lined by mucous secreting cells.
Are round, pedunculated polyps ranging in size from a few millimeters to several millimeters in diameter. Their most common location (66%) is in the rectosigmoid colon. Twenty-five percent of cases have multiple polyps. The double contrast enema is the imaging procedure of choice.
For rectal bleeding in a child:
See References Chapter.
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