Gastroenterological clinical case

Authors

  • Mariana Portela Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Braga
  • Catarina Barroso Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital de Braga
  • José Luis Carvalho Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital de Braga
  • Maria Miguel Gomes Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Braga; School of Medicine, Universidade do Minho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v30.i1.18730

Keywords:

children, hematochezia, juvenile polyp

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Maria Miguel Gomes, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Braga; School of Medicine, Universidade do Minho

 

 

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Published

2021-04-06

How to Cite

Portela, M., Barroso, C., Carvalho, J. L., & Gomes, M. M. (2021). Gastroenterological clinical case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 30(1), 67–68. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v30.i1.18730

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