INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a rare mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. The lesion is characterized by spindle-shaped stromal cells and an inflammatory infiltrate rich in eosinophils. CASE REPORT: The AA. present a case of the IFP of the stomach. A 85-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for early vomiting and epigastric pain. The patient underwent a gastroduodenoscopy that revealed a polypoid lesion mimicking cancer of the antrum and subtotal obstruction of the gastric transit. CONCLUSIONS: The Endoscopic Ultrasound Sonography suggested the presence of a lesion of the submucosal layer such as lymphoma or other type of malignancy like gastrointestinal stromal tumor (G.I.S.T).
|Titolo:||Gastric outlet obstruction due to inflammatory fibroid polyp|
|Parole Chiave:||G.i.s.t.; Gastric obstruction; Inflammatory fibroid polyp|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|