Inflammatory fibroid polyp (Vanek’s tumour) of the bowel


  • Ketan Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai
  • Suvarna Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai



Inflammatory fibroid polyp, Vanek’s tumour


Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) or Vanek’s tumour is a rare benign tumour of the gastrointestinal tract. Lower gastrointestinal IFP’s may present as an acute abdomen in the form of an intussusception in an adult. The surgeon needs to be aware of this entity to avert misdiagnosis. An abdominal CT or an MRI is helpful in diagnosing an acute abdomen due to IFP in an adult. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. The etiopathology and management of this rare tumour is discussed.


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How to Cite

Vagholkar, K., & Vagholkar, S. (2017). Inflammatory fibroid polyp (Vanek’s tumour) of the bowel. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(7), 2521–2523.



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