Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the ileum causing intussusception: a case report

Turk J Gastroenterol. 2004 Mar;15(1):59-62.


Inflammatory fibroid polyp is a rare polypoid lesion of the gastrointestinal tract, histologically characterized by an admixture of numerous small blood vessels, fibroblasts and edematous connective tissue, accompanying a marked inflammatory cell infiltrate which contains eosinophils. Although it generally presents as a polypoid mass in the gastric antrum, it can be seen throughout the gastrointestinal tract. It is believed to represent a reactive, nonneoplastic condition, but its histogenesis remains controversial. A case of inflammatory fibroid polyp of the ileum presenting clinically as intestinal obstruction due to intussusception is presented here.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms / complications
  • Ileal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Ileal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Intestinal Polyps / complications
  • Intestinal Polyps / pathology*
  • Intestinal Polyps / surgery
  • Intussusception / etiology*
  • Intussusception / pathology
  • Intussusception / surgery
  • Laparotomy / methods
  • Leiomyoma / complications
  • Leiomyoma / pathology*
  • Leiomyoma / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome