Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the rectum

Pathol Res Pract. 1984 May;178(5):508-12. doi: 10.1016/S0344-0338(84)80012-6.


A case of inflammatory fibroid polyp of the rectum in an 8 years old boy is reported. This lesion is not infrequently found in the gastro-intestinal tract, is very rare in childhood and has never been reported in the rectum. The pathogenetical hypothesis that fibroid represents a dynamic response to recurrent small injuries with possible different histological patterns is prospected.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Fibroma / pathology*
  • Fibroma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Male
  • Rectal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Rectum / pathology