Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 763–766 | Cite as

Fibrovascular polyp of the sigmoid colon

  • Hiroshi Ishigaki
  • Masanori Tanaka
  • Takeo Narita
Case Reports


A case of a fibrovascular polyp of the sigmoid colon is reported. The patient tested positively for fecal occult blood on a mass survey for colorectal cancer, and underwent colonoscopic examination which revealed a pedunculated submucosal tumor in the sigmoid colon. The tumor, about 10 mm in diameter, had a short thin stalk and was removed endoscopically; the histological diagnosis was fibrovascular polyp. This extremely rare polyp is discussed, and particular attention is focused on the unusual endoscopic features and on the appropriate management.

Key words

submucosal tumor nonepithelial tumor pedunculated tumor colonoscopic polypectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ishigaki
    • 1
  • Masanori Tanaka
    • 2
  • Takeo Narita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemotherapyTokyo Metropolitan Komagome General HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of PathologyHirosaki University School of MedicineAomoriJapan

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