Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Gastrointestinal Tract Hiroyuki Kobayashi 1 , Tadahiko Fuchigami 1 1Institute of Gastroenterology, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Keyword: 炎症性類線維ポリープ , IFP , 粘膜下腫瘍 , 診断 , 治療 pp.640-646
Published Date 2004/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403100504
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 Inflammatory fibroid polyp(IFP)is a benign submucosal lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. Its etiology, suggested to be the involvement of inflammatory mechanisms or reactive responses, remains unclear. IFP arises in the gastrointestinal tract, predominantly in the stomach, followed by the small intestine, the colon, and rarely the esophagus. Although clinical features of IFP differ according to location in the gastrointestinal tract, morphologically, it has a penis-like appearance in the typical case, and usually forms a pedunculated or subpedunculated submucosal tumor with erosion or ulceration overlying the mucosa on the apex in all locations. However, it is not so easy to differentiate it from other submucosal tumors except for the typical case, and it is also difficult to obtain a histological diagnosis before treatment. With regard to the treatment, endoscopic resection is the most suitable method for IFP, if technically possible.

 1) Institute of Gastroenterology, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Matsuyama, Japan

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