Rectal cap polyposis: a rare cause of rectal bleeding, anaemia and mucoid diarrhoea

Bijay Misra, Kedarnath PanKedarnath, Prakash Chandra Dalai, Brundaban Nahak, Amit Adya
2019 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Open Access  
Cap Polyposis (CP) is an under recognized form of nonneoplastic inflammatory polyps, with a distinct cap of granulation tissue. This is an interesting case of a young male presented with bleeding per rectum, mucoid diarrhoea and generalised anasarca. He underwent surgery for the rectal mucosal infiltration, improved thereafter and was managed as inflammatory bowel disease for three years, subsequently the disease again reappeared. He was finally diagnosed as rectal cap polyposis after repeat
more » ... sis after repeat biopsy and was undergone polypectomy. There was significant improvement after the procedure and he was on regular followup. Awareness of this diagnosis is important as misdiagnosis can result in prolonged and inappropriate treatment.
doi:10.15406/ghoa.2019.10.00378 fatcat:ygaqtfjvvjcrjkqhr4qrtav6rm