Colonic polypoid vascular ectasia in a patient with rectal prolapse
Meader R, Khattab A, Asado N, Siglin S. Colonic Polypoid Vascular Ectasia in a Patient With Rectal Prolapse. Cureus. 2022;14(7):e26772. Published 2022 Jul 12. doi:10.7759/cureus.26772
Vascular ectasia is a common cause of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in older patients. They typically present as flat or slightly raised fern-like bright red lesions. We report a rare case of a vascular ectasia presenting as a pedunculated polypoid lesion in a young patient with rectal prolapse. The pedunculated polyp was removed using hot snare polypectomy. This case highlights a unique presentation of a rare lesion and endoscopic management of these lesions.
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