Mucosal Schwann cell hamartoma on screening colonoscopy: an unusual finding
  • Haidar Hussain Barjas
    Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Yousef Yahia
    Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar; Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Joud Abuodeh
    Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Farah J.N. Assaf
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Adham Ammar
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Keywords

Hamartomas, Schwann cell, colonoscopy, polyps

Abstract

Schwann cells are found in the peripheral nervous system and can sometimes appear as benign hamartoma lesions in various parts of the body. Although rare in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, they have been observed in the colon.
Recently, mucosal Schwann cell hamartomas of the GI tract have been studied, and it was discovered that they had yet to be investigated up to 2009. In this context, we present the case of a 60-year-old man who was found to have lesions in the transverse colon during a routine colonoscopy. No further investigations were conducted since these lesions have not been associated with any risk of malignancy transformation and have not been linked to any inherited syndromes.

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    Published: 2024-03-28
    Issue: 2024: LATEST ONLINE (view)


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    Barjas HH, Yahia Y, Abuodeh J, Assaf FJ, Ammar A. Mucosal Schwann cell hamartoma on screening colonoscopy: an unusual finding. EJCRIM 2024;11 doi:10.12890/2024_004461.