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A case report of colitis cystica profunda is presented. This disease may mimic carcinoma of the rectum in its presenting signs and symptoms, and, in addition, mucous glands may be found below the muscularis mucosa on microscopic examination. Although colitis cystica profunda is a benign disease, it has been confused with carcinoma of the rectum in the past. The literature is also reviewed.
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Accepted: April 11, 1970
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