Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 3 - 2020
Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Ileum: A Case Report of a Rare Tumor Causing Small Bowel Intussusception
Mohammad Alshamali1, Sana Sallam1, Majda Al-Zuabi1, Mariam Kenawy1, Joud Abdulraheem1, Dhari Alzaid1, Yousef Aleid2 and Khaleel Mohammad1*
1General Surgery Department, AL-ADAN Hospital, Kuwait
2General Surgery Department, Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization, Kuwait
*Corresponding Author: Khaleel Mohammad, General Surgery Department, AL-ADAN Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
Received: February 01, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020


An Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP), also known as Vanek’s tumor, is a rare benign mesenchymal lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. IFP can be found throughout the gastrointestinal tract but most frequently in the gastric antrum or ileum. The clinical presentation is usually asymptomatic, yet the symptoms depend on the location of the polyp.

We report a case of a 30-year-old healthy male, who presented to the emergency department with symptoms of bowel obstruction. A computed tomography of the abdomen was done which demonstrated a small bowel obstruction due to an ileal intussusception.

A laparotomy was performed which revealed an ileo-ileal intussusception. After manual reduction, a pedunculated intraluminal mass was found at the terminal ileum and an enterectomy was performed with a small bowel anastomosis. The postoperative course was unremarkable and the patient was discharged home. Histopathology examination revealed the tumor to be a benign inflammatory fibroid polyp. This case report presents a rare benign tumor originating in the ileum, presenting as a small bowel intussusception that was discovered incidentally during an exploratory laparotomy.

Keywords: Vanek's Tumor; Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp; Intussusception


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Citation: Khaleel Mohammad., et al. “Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Ileum: A Case Report of a Rare Tumor Causing Small Bowel Intussusception”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.3 (2020): 01-07.

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