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October 8, 2018

Image challenge: Enigmatic colonic whitish plaques

What caused whitish mucosal plaques on the descending colon of a 51-year old woman? 

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Gastroenterology clinical image challenge: A 51-year old woman with an unremarkable medical history presented for screening colonoscopy. On insertion, no mucosal changes were noticed. On withdrawal, multiple slightly elevated whitish mucosal plaques (Figure) on the descending colon, in an extension of 4 cm, were observed. Histologic examination confirmed the diagnosis.

 

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