• Vol. 33 No. 6, 797–799
  • 15 November 2004

Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Caecum in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the large intestine is uncommon. To our knowledge, this condition has not been reported in a patient with neurofibromatosis.

Clinical Picture: In this report, a 66-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis was found to have a large polyp in the caecum.

Treatment: Right hemicolectomy was performed because of the size of the polyp.

Outcome: Pathological examination showed that the polyp was an inflammatory fibroid polyp.

Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware that inflammatory fibroid polyps could be one of the many manifestations of neurofibromatosis in the gastrointestinal tract.


Inflammatory fibroid polyp is an uncommon nonneoplastic lesion found in the gastrointestinal tract. It is a benign, non-encapsulated submucosal lesion, composed mainly of loose connective tissues, vessels and with an eosinophilic inflammatory component.

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