The hairy polyp: A benign teratoma of the colon

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A 76-year-old female presented with bright red rectal bleeding. Endoscopic evalution revealed a polypoid lesion sprouting hair in the sigmoid colon. Histologically the resected polyp was composed of elements of all three germ layers, fulfilling the criteria for a teratoma. The differential diagnosis of this benign polyp and its significance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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