Article Text

Download PDFPDF
A polypoidal ‘non-polyp’ in the colon
  1. John Joseph McGoran1,
  2. Sudarshan R Kadri1,
  3. Catherine Moreman2,
  4. Peter Wurm1
  1. 1 Digestive Diseases, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  2. 2 Department of Histopathology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Joseph McGoran, Digestive Diseases, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; jmcgoran01{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


A 42-year-old Caucasian man presented with increased stool frequency and dyspeptic symptoms for which he had been prescribed lansoprazole. At colonoscopy he was found to have a 4-cm smooth polypoidal lesion in the transverse colon, adjacent to the hepatic flexure (figure 1). It was determined not to represent an adenoma and a CT colonogram was arranged, which found no extracolonic invasion but shed little further detail on the nature of the lesion in question.

Figure 1

A sizeable smooth lesion arising from the epithelium at the transverse colon.

A repeat colonoscopy, carried …

View Full Text


  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The question and answer headings have been added.

  • Contributors All authors contributed to the writing of this article and the care of the patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.