ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Filiform Polyposis in Ulcerative Colitis: A Rare Pediatric Case
Nafiye Urgancı1, Derya Kalyoncu2,3
1Clinic of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Pediatrics, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Clinic of Pediatrics, İstanbul İstinye State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2018.0136

Background: Filiform polyposis is a rare benign condition referred to as inflammatory polyposis, or pseudopolyposis that is usually found in association with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or granulomatous colitis which is formed by non-specific mucosal and submucosal reactions to previous severe inflammation. It is characterized by multiple finger-like projections most commonly in the transverse and descending colon.
Case Report: A 15-year-old girl with UC who had filiform polyposis is presented.
Conclusion: Non-malignant filiform polyps can be detected even in children with UC during long-term remission.

Keywords : Children, filiform, polyposis, ulcerative colitis

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