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J Clin Pathol. 1997 December; 50(12): 1034–1035.
PMCID: PMC500389

A solitary benign lymphoid polyp of the rectum in a 51 year old woman.


A 51 year old woman presented with rectal bleeding from a mass lying just above the dentate line. Multiple biopsies were taken before the diagnosis of a benign lymphoid polyp was made. This is a rare condition that more commonly presents in children and poses a diagnostic challenge.

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