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Colorectal infantile myofibromatosis: an unusual cause of rectal prolapse and sigmoid colo-colonic intussusception: a case report

Deepti Dhall1*, Philip K Frykman2 and Hanlin L Wang1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

2 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cases Journal 2008, 1:397  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-397

Published: 15 December 2008

Abstract

Background

Infantile myofibromatosis is a rare mesenchymal disorder of infancy that can extensively involve the viscera including the gastrointestinal tract.

Case presentation

In this report, an exceptional case of infantile myofibromatosis is described in which rectal prolapse and sigmoid colo-colonic intussusception were the initial presentations of colorectal involvement in a 2-month-old premature female infant.

Conclusion

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reporting rectal prolapse and the second case documenting intussusception secondary to gastrointestinal involvement by infantile myofibromatosis.