Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the caecum in a patient with neurofibromatosis

Ann Acad Med Singap. 2004 Nov;33(6):797-9.


Introduction: Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the large intestine is uncommon. To our knowledge, this condition has not been reported in a patient with neurofibromatosis.

Clinical picture: In this report, a 66-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis was found to have a large polyp in the caecum.

Treatment: Right hemicolectomy was performed because of the size of the polyp.

Outcome: Pathological examination showed that the polyp was an inflammatory fibroid polyp.

Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware that inflammatory fibroid polyps could be one of the many manifestations of neurofibromatosis in the gastrointestinal tract.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cecum*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Polyps / complications*
  • Intestinal Polyps / surgery
  • Neurofibromatoses / complications*