Inflammatory fibroid polyp of sigmoid colon

Oscar Lifschitz*, Silvia Lew, Misha Witz, Raphael Reiss, Benjamin Griffel

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A case of inflammatory fibroid polyp of the sigmoid colon is presented. This is the eighth case of this type of polyp in the colon and, to the best of our knowledge, the first one involving the sigmoid and producing intussusception. Symptomatology of the inflamed fibroid polyp in this part of the gut closely simulates gastrointestinal malignancy. The treatment is surgical excision of the polyp, or colonoscopic resection when it is possible. Intraoperative colonoscopy helps the surgeon to localize the lesion and to rule out the existence of other lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1979


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