Inflammatory fibroid polyp occurring in the transverse colon diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy

World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jul 21;13(27):3765-6. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i27.3765.


A case of an inflammatory fibroid polyp occurring in the transverse colon and diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy is reported. The patient was an 82-year-old man who visited our hospital for further evaluation of occult blood in stool. The Colonoscopy revealed a small, red, and peduncular polyp, about 6 mm in diameter, in the transverse colon. Histological examination of the biopsy specimen obtained from the polyp revealed proliferation of fibroblasts and infiltration of inflammatory cells such as plasma cells and eosinophils. This polyp was diagnosed as an inflammatory fibroid polyp, which can appear in many different locations throughout gastrointestinal tract, though still rare in the transverse colon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biopsy
  • Colon, Transverse / pathology*
  • Colonic Polyps / complications
  • Colonic Polyps / diagnosis*
  • Colonic Polyps / pathology
  • Colonoscopy*
  • Eosinophils / pathology
  • Fibroblasts / pathology
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / etiology*
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Male
  • Occult Blood
  • Plasma Cells / pathology