The occurrence of pseudomalignant changes in biopsy specimens from two patients with ulcerative colitis and pseudopolyposis is described. One lesion was characterized by the proliferation of large ganglion cell-like cells, similar to those observed in proliferative faciitis. Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical findings supported a fibroblastic origin. Biopsy specimens of an inflammatory pseudopolyp from the second patient showed proliferation of oval to spindle cells that were initially interpreted as a possible neoplasm. The site of origin and reactive nature of this lesion became apparent on a subsequent polypectomy specimen. Attention is called to the occurrence of pseudosarcomatous changes in inflammatory pseudopolyps of the gastrointestinal tract that may lead to an erroneous diagnosis of malignancy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology