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The hourglass appearance of the neurofibroma on rectal ultrasound

A case report

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Abstract

Colorectal manifestation of von Recklinghausen’s disease is a rare entity. The typical dumbbell shape of the lesion has been described previously, but only from a resected cecal specimen. The authors present the endosonographic appearance of a rectal neurofibroma, which shows a similar hourglass shape, thus facilitating the diagnosis.

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Correspondence to M. Kassai.

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Kassai, M., Illényi, L., Horváth, Ö.P. et al. The hourglass appearance of the neurofibroma on rectal ultrasound. Surg Endosc 16, 1637 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-002-4218-1

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Key words

  • Neurofibroma
  • von Recklinghausen’s disease
  • Rectal ultrasound