A large inflammatory fibroid polyp of jejunum with unusual presentation: very difficult to diagnosis in paediatric patient


  • Ashok Kumar Chopda Department of Pediatrics Surgery, SMS Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Vinita Chaturvedi Department of Pediatrics Surgery, SMS Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Neeraj Tuteja Department of Pediatrics Surgery, SMS Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Atul Kumar Khare Department of Pediatrics Surgery, SMS Jaipur, Rajasthan, India




Inflammatory fibroid polyp, Exploratory laparotomy, Jejunal polyp


Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFP), also known as Vanek tumours, are one of the rarest groups of gastrointestinal tract polyps. They represent 0.1-3.0% of all polyps in this organ system. Most common location is the stomach, mainly the antrum (70%), ileum (19%), and colon (6%). Large polyps of the stomach can cause intermittent obstruction, described as “ball valve syndrome”. This case report, reported in SMS medical college Jaipur in one year six months old child.  We report a case of a 1 year 6 months female child with complaint of abdominal lump noted since 7 days, due to this reduced oral intake. On examination single, around 5×5 cm size non-tender lump is situated in left hypogastric region. On CECT abdomen shows mesenteric origin, may be desmoid tumour, Castleman disease, mesenteric haemangioma or inflammatory myo-fibroblastic tumour. Further MRI abdomen suggestive of inflammatory myo-fibroblastic tumour or NHL. Tumour marker study shows serum ferritin and LDH level raised. On exploration revealed a single, 6×5×4 cm lobulated jejunal mass encircle the jejunum, for this resection and anastomosis done. On histopathological report, suggestive of inflammatory fibroid polyp. Patient discharged successfully on 6th pod without any complication. Exploration done and a mass, which encircle the jejunum found. Resection and anastomosis done and patient discharged on 6th pod without any complications. Such an occurrence was incidental in the reported case, which can confuse our diagnosis, so knowledge about this type of disease is very important, especially in paediatrics population.


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