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Inflammatory fibroid polyp or Vanek's tumour.

Theageneio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Digestive Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.74). 02/2007; 24(3):231-3. DOI: 10.1159/000103326
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ABSTRACT We report a case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with recurrent episodes of severe, postprandial abdominal pain followed by projectile vomiting. Gastroscopy revealed a large polyp in the prepyloric region. During peristalsis, the polyp was repeatedly 'passing' through the pylorus into the duodenal bulb, hence obstructing the lumen. The polyp was eventually removed in a piecemeal fashion. Histopathologic examination revealed an inflammatory fibroid polyp (known also as Vanek's tumour). A brief review on inflammatory fibroid polyps follows.

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