Gastroenterological clinical case
Keywords:children, hematochezia, juvenile polyp
Gastrointestinal polyps are frequent in children and represent the most common cause of colorectal bleeding in this age group. Among those, juvenile polyps are the most frequently found. Intermittent mild hematochezia is the main symptom of colon polyps. Most polyps are pedunculated and, when located in the rectum, may prolapse. In most cases, juvenile polyps are solitary and located in rectosigmoid. Although malignancy risk of a solitary juvenile polyp is very small, excision is recommended to confirm benign nature. Total colonoscopy should be considered to exclude multiple or proximal polyps.
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