Inflammatory fibroid polyp occurring in the transverse colon diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy

Shoji Hirasaki, Minoru Matsubara, Fusao Ikeda, Hideaki Taniguchi, Seiyuu Suzuki

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Abstract

A case of an inflammatory fibroid polyp occurring in the transverse colon and diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy is reported. The patient was an 82-year-old man who visited our hospital for further evaluation of occult blood in stool. The Colonoscopy revealed a small, red, and peduncular polyp, about 6 mm in diameter, in the transverse colon. Histological examination of the biopsy specimen obtained from the polyp revealed proliferation of fibroblasts and infiltration of inflammatory cells such as plasma cells and eosinophils. This polyp was diagnosed as an inflammatory fibroid polyp, which can appear in many different locations throughout gastrointestinal tract, though still rare in the transverse colon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3765-3766
Number of pages2
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2007

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory fibroid polyp
  • Type II pit pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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