Endoscopic resection of small inflammatory fibroid polyp of the colon

Intern Med. 2000 Jan;39(1):25-7. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.39.25.


Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a solitary intestinal lesion of unknown etiology. Although IFP is benign, laparotomy for the resection of colonic IFP is performed in most cases because the polyp is usually large. We report a successful endoscopic resection of cecal IFP. It is considered that colonic IFP should be resected endoscopically if the polyp is small and is located submucosally.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Colonic Polyps / pathology
  • Colonic Polyps / surgery*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged