Inflammatory Fibroid Polyps Causing Intussusception in Adult Patients: Two Case Reports and Review of Literature Focusing on Radiological Features

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CY Lee, MK Yuen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:271-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413216

Inflammatory fibroid polyp is a rare benign lesion originating from the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. Inflammatory fibroid polyp in the small bowel commonly presents with intussusception and bowel obstruction. We report two cases of inflammatory fibroid polyps as rare causes of intussusception in adult patients, and review the literature on imaging features of inflammatory fibroid polyps. Due to its well-defined and smooth outline as well as homogeneous appearance and low attenuation on computed tomography, diagnostic difficulty may be encountered as it can be easily missed for a complicated intussusception complex. Lead points must be carefully looked for in adult patients presenting with intussusception.