Cap polyposis occurring in the postoperative course of pelvic surgery

M. Géhénot, J. F. Colombel, E. Wolschies, P. Quandalle, P. Gower, M. Lecomte-Houcke, H. Van Kruiningen, A. Cortot

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Abstract

The case is reported of a 42 year old woman who presented with the characteristic clinical, sigmoidoscopic, and histological features of cap polyposis occurring in the postoperative course of pelvic surgery. Pathogenesis of cap polyposis is unknown. In this patient, abnormal colonic motility was not a likely aetiological factor as suggested in previous cases. Despite some arguments favouring an infectious origin or participation, no specific viral or bacterial agent was identified. Cap polyposis remains a poorly recognised condition, which may be confused with inflammatory bowel disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-1672
Number of pages3
JournalGut
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

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