Acta Clin Croat. 2022 Aug;61(2):354-358. doi: 10.20471/acc.2022.61.02.23.


Colorectal juvenile polyp as a pathologic entity was first described by Verse. These non-neoplastic lesions are most commonly found in children and infants, while in older children after the age of 14 and adults are a rare phenomenon. A 75-year-old female underwent colonoscopy. There was a pedunculated polyp in the transverse colon. Complete endoscopic electroresection of this polyp was performed and the polyp was sent for histopathologic analysis. Macroscopically, the polyp was described as a fragment of irregular round shape, size of about 2.5x2x1 cm, with fine-grained, reddish surface, showing dark red color on serial sections. Histologic examination of the polyp showed some irregularly distributed glands, some of which were cystically dilated. All glandular formations were coated with normal intestinal epithelium. The surface of the polyp was partially eroded and replaced by non-specific cellular granulation tissue. There were some signs of hemorrhagic infarction in the stroma of the polyp. Histopathologic examination indicated that histopathologic characteristics of this polyp corresponded to juvenile polyp. Juvenile polyps are very rarely found in adults. Therefore, we describe a case of this patient in her eighties with juvenile polyp localized in the transverse colon.

Keywords: Adults; Juvenile polyp; Transverse colon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Colonic Polyps* / diagnosis
  • Colonic Polyps* / pathology
  • Colonic Polyps* / surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Female
  • Hamartoma*
  • Humans
  • Infant