Endoscopy 1984; 16(5): 197-199
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013008
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa in the Rectum

D. Castellanos, P. Menchen, M. López de la Riva, G. Clemente, Mc. Senen, L. Rabago, Mc. Garcia Andrade, R. Alcalá-Santaella
  • Department of Gastroenterology and Department of Pathology, Endoscopy Section, Hospital Provincial, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
Further Information

Publication History

Publication Date:
17 March 2008 (online)


A case of an ulcer of the rectum in a 20-year-old patient with rectal pain and rectal bleeding is reported. Histological examination of the endoscopic biopsy showed the presence of gastric or fundic mucosa. The patient was treated with Cimetidine and alkaline drugs, with positive results. Ulcer cicatrization was verified at subsequent endoscopic examinations, and biopsies obtained at different levels of the colon revealed a normal histological picture.