Mo222 Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp

The inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP), characterized by proliferation of mesenchymal cells, most frequently occurs in individuals about 60 years of age; it most commonly involves the stomach followed by the large intestine and the small intestine. It is a benign lesion that develops in the submucosal layer. It occurs slightly more frequently in women. The tumor itself is asymptomatic and may be associated with symptoms of intussusception and melena [5]. Figure 10.2.2 shows a patient with lower abdominal pain in whom intussusception was suspected on abdominal radiography, followed by a diagnosis of intussusception associated with small-intestinal tumor by CT, a diagnosis of IFP on the basis of biopsy specimens obtained by double-balloon endoscopy, and surgical resection [6].

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