Osseous Metaplasia in A Juvenile Polyp: A Rare Case Report in India 2004-2005
Dr. Nanigopal Bhattacharya,
Professor & Head, Department of Pathology,
Vivekananda Institution of Medical Science (Ramkrishna Mission), 99, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata-26, India.
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Osseous metaplasia is a phenomenon which is described in a variety of tissue types with respect to both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. In the gastrointestinal tract, osseous metaplasia (heterotopic bone formation) is rarely detected. Most of the reported cases were associated with malignant lesions. Here, we are reporting a rare case of a juvenile rectal polyp in a 14 years male, which showed osseous metaplasia on histological examination. This feature is a striking phenomenon on histological examination.