A 67-year-old Japanese man with neurofibromatosis type 1 underwent right hemicolectomy owing to abscess formation around the cecum. A pathological analysis revealed diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis in the cecum and colon. Colonoscopy performed eight months after hemicolectomy revealed multiple ulcers throughout the colon and rectum. The colorectal ulcers failed to respond to conservative treatment and ultimately required surgical resection. Diffuse ganglioneuromatosis was observed again in the resected specimen. This report illustrates a rare manifestation of diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1.
- Colorectal ulcers
- Diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis
- Neurofibromatosis type 1
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine