Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the caecum in a patient with neurofibromatosis

Ng, C., Lam, K.Y., Gupta, T.S., and Ho, Y.H. (2004) Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the caecum in a patient with neurofibromatosis. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 33 (6). pp. 797-799.

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Introduction: inflammatory fibroid polyp of the large intestine is uncommon. To our knowledge, this condition has not been reported in a patient with neurofibromatosis.

Clinical Picture: in this report, a 66-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis was found to have a large polyp in the caecum. Treatment: Right hemicolectomy was performed because of the size of the polyp.

Outcome: pathological examination showed that the polyp was an inflammatory fibroid polyp.

Conclusion: clinicians should be aware that inflammatory fibroid polyps could be one of the many manifestations of neurofibromatosis in the gastrointestinal tract.

Item ID: 5752
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0304-4602
Keywords: eosinophils; large intestine; von Recklinghausen
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 04:56
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 100%
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