Juvenile Polyps

  • Etiology: juvenile polyposis is autosomal dominant
  • Imaging: polypoid filling defect, often single
  • Complications: some risk of malignant transformation
  • Clinical: juvenile polyps most common GI neoplasm in pediatric population

Radiology Cases of Juvenile Polyps

Small bowel follow through of juvenile polyp
Spot image of the jejunum from a small bowel follow through shows a polypoid filling defect in the center of the bowel lumen whose stalk attaches to the bowel mucosa.