Giant Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Descending Colon Treated with Endoscopic Resection Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Kayyali, Ammar; Toumeh, Anis; Ahmad, Usman; De Las Casas, Luis E; Nawras, Ali


  • Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFPs) of the colon are very rare, reactive, non-neoplastic polyps that may grow to large sizes but do not carry any risk of malignancy. Because of their size, IFPs are usually treated with surgery; however, size alone should not be an indication for surgery. Depending on the location and morphology of the polyp, endoscopic resection should be considered. We here describe a case of a giant IFP that was successfully removed with endoscopy without complication or recurrence.


publication date

  • 2013

published in

start page

  • 36

end page

  • 9


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