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Gut. 2007 June; 56(6): 762.
PMCID: PMC1954882

Extremely rare anal nodules in a rare disease

Monitoring Editor: Robin Spiller

Clinical presentation

A 55‐year‐old woman presented with chronic anal itching. She had a history of diffuse digestive polyposis with variant histological forms (hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps), and in several locations (oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and rectum). She had also had a thyroidectomy for a papillary cancer, an ovariectomy for a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, a right hemicolectomy for an adenocarcinoma, a parathyroidectomy for an adenoma and a haemorrhoidectomy.

Clinical examination showed multiple painless anal nodules looking like warts (fig 11).). There was no abscess or infection. Gynaecological examination was normal. There was no inguinal node enlargement.

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Figure 1 Multiple painless anal nodules looking like warts.


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