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Osseous metaplasia in a tubular adenoma of the colon
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    Dear Editor,

    We would like to thank Dr Cavazza for his interest in our paper [1]. The case mentioned in 1996 by Cavazzza et al. was published in Italian [2]. However, we were not quite sure if this case was a real metaplasia rather than true ossification because it was not clear from the brief abstract (as the full paper was not available in English). The abstract said and I quote "We report a case of metaplastic...

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    Osseous metaplasia in colonic adenomas
    • Alberto Cavazza, Pathologist
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      • Simonetta Piana, and Giulio Rossi.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the recent report of osseous metaplasia in a tubular adenoma of the colon by Al-Daraji et al. [1]. In 1996, one of us reported the same phenomenon in a 1 cm tubulovillous adenoma 25 cm from the anus [2]. Since our paper (not cited by Al-Daraji et al. [1]), we had the opportunity to see a second example of osseous metaplasia in a 2.6 cm tubulovillous adenoma with moderate dyspla...

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