Case #288 – November, 2010

A 50-year-old man underwent a screening colonoscopy after complaints of constipation. A polyp measuring approximately 3 mm was observed during the procedure. A biopsy of the polyp was taken and sent to a pathology laboratory for sectioning and staining. Figures AD show what was observed by the attending pathologist. The image in Figure A was captured at 40x magnification. The images in Figures B and C were captured at 100x magnification. The image in Figure D was captured at 400x magnification. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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This case, and the specimen from which images were taken, were courtesy of the New York State Health Department, Wadsworth Center.

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