DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161846

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

Ketan Vagholkar, Suvarna Vagholkar

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Inflammatory fibroid polyp, Vanek’s tumour

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