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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 105-108
Bioline Code: js16056
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 105-108

 en Colorectal Polyposis in a 15 Year Old Boy in Uganda - Case Report
Kakembo, N; Kisa, P; Sekabira, J & Ogdzediz, D


Colorectal polyps usually present as rectal bleeding and are associated with increased risk of colorectal carcinoma. This is a 15 year old boy who presented with painless rectal bleeding for 9 years and mass protruding from the anus for 2 years after passing stool. He had history of 3 nephews with similar symptoms. On clinical assessment an impression of Adematous familial colorectal polyposis was made and biopsy was taken from the mass that revealed inflammatory polyps. He subsequently had a total colectomy and ileall pouch anal anastomosis with good outcome. In absence of endoscopic surveillance and diagnostic services diagnosis of colorectal polyposis syndromes is a challenge because clinicians rely on digital rectal assessment and examination under anesthesia.

polyposis, polyps, Uganda

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