Inflammatory fibroid polyp of proximal ileum causing recurrent intussusception

Br J Clin Pract. 1997 Mar;51(2):125-6.


A 64-year-old female presented with episodes of small bowel obstruction. Ultrasound and barium meal showed a polypoidal lesion in the proximal segment of small bowel. The patient underwent emergency surgery because of signs of impending acute intestinal obstruction. Pathology showed characteristics features of an inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) which is an important though rare benign cause of small bowel obstruction. We document clinical and pathological aspects of this case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / etiology*
  • Ileal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Ileal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Intussusception / etiology*
  • Polyps / complications*
  • Polyps / pathology
  • Recurrence