Document Type : Case reports


Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China


Introduction: Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is rarely observed in young people and its clinical manifestations and endoscopic observations in young patients are atypical. Except for histopathological observations, SRUS can be hardly differentiated from other bowel diseases such as rectal carcinoma or ulceration.
Case Report: The current report presented a case of SRUS in an 18-year-old male living in Harbin, China. The patient complained of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and abdominal pain as his first symptoms. SURS was diagnosed after colonoscopy supported by his complete recovery following the treatment with Etiasa. Issues relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of SURS were discussed in the current article.
Conclusions: Employment of colonoscopy is a great help in the early diagnosis of SURS; thus, this technique has benefits for the treatment and recovery of patients.