Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Oct 15, 2009; 1(1): 89-92
Published online Oct 15, 2009. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v1.i1.89
Ileal inflammatory fibroid polyp causing chronic ileocolic intussusception and mimicking cecal carcinoma
Naveen Gara, John S Falzarano, Whitney ML Limm, Thomas S Namiki, Laurie KS Tom
Naveen Gara, John S Falzarano, Whitney ML Limm, Thomas S Namiki, Laurie KS Tom, Uinversity of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States
Author contributions: Gara N and Falzarano JS wrote the paper; Limm WML, Namiki TS and Tom LKS assisted in gathering the information.
Correspondence to: Naveen Gara, MD, Resident, Uinversity of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States. garanaveen81@gmail.com
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Received: February 9, 2009
Revised: March 19, 2009
Accepted: March 26, 2009
Published online: October 15, 2009
Abstract

Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a rare, idiopathic pseudotumorous lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. While mostly reported as solitary gastric lesions, multiple cases of small bowel IFPs are also reported. It is a documented cause of intussusception in adults. In the case reports of ileal inflammatory fibroid polyps with intussusception, an emergent presentation with small bowel obstruction has been most often described. Here we depict a case of ileal inflammatory fibroid polyp presenting with chronic intermittent ileocolic intussusception, anemia and weight loss with an endoscopic appearance mimicking necrotic cecal carcinoma.

Keywords: Ileal polyp, Colon cancer, Endoscopy, Intussusception, Intussusception in elderly