Saadah OI, Al-Hubayshi MS, Ghanem AT. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome presenting as polypoid mass lesions in a young girl. World J Gastrointest Oncol 2010; 2(8): 332-334 [PMID: 21160895 DOI: 10.4251/wjgo.v2.i8.332]
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Aug 15, 2010; 2(8): 332-334 Published online Aug 15, 2010. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v2.i8.332
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome presenting as polypoid mass lesions in a young girl
Omar I Saadah, Maram S Al-Hubayshi, Ahmad T Ghanem
Omar I Saadah, Maram S Al-Hubayshi, Department of Pediatrics, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Ahmad T Ghanem, Department of Anatomical Pathology, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Author contributions: Saadah OI and Al-Hubayshi MS collected the data; Ghanem AT examined and reported the histopathology; Saadah OI, Al-Hubayshi MS and Ghanim AT wrote the paper.
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Received: May 12, 2010 Revised: July 29, 2010 Accepted: August 5, 2010 Published online: August 15, 2010
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a rare condition in children. We report a case of SRUS in an 8-year old Saudi girl who presented with recurrent rectal bleeding, intermittent mucosal prolapse, and passage of mucus per rectum. Colonoscopy revealed multiple polypoid mass lesions with histopathological features of SRUS. The polypoid variant of SRUS is very rare in children and may be confused with rectal malignant or inflammatory conditions.