Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.49
Revised: January 29, 2013
Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013
Core tip: Schwannomas of the colon and rectum are tumors that are rarely detected. For achieving a definitive histopathological diagnosis, the use of an appropriate immunohistochemical panel is request. Although schwannomas are considered to be benign tumors, their risks of recurrence must be not ignored. The best therapeutic option is complete surgical removal. In the present study, we describe a case of a rectal schwannoma occured in a 72-year-old man, presented as a small sessile polypoid lesion, which was successfully removed in toto by hot-biopsy, during the same procedure. No recurrence of the lesion was observed after 6 mo of follow-up.