A case of giant inflammatory Ileal polyp removed by double-balloon enteroscopy

Dae Woong Yoon, Beom Jae Lee, Jae Hyoung Lee, Jong Jae Park, Jae Seon Kim, Young Tae Bak, Won Jae Choi, Young Jae Mok

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    Abstract

    Inflammatory fibroid polyps are rare benign tumors of the GI tract, that commonly present with intestinal obstruction as a result of intussusceptions in the small bowel. A 39-year old man visited our clinic with an asymptomatic polypoid mass in the distal ileum that was identified on abdominal computed tomography for postoperative surveillance after total gastrectomy due to previously diagnosed early gastric cancer. Retrograde double-balloon enteroscopy was performed to diagnose the ileal mass and a complete resection of the polyp was performed using snare for polypectomy without complications. The final histological finding was an ileal inflammatory polyp. Balloon-assisted enteroscopy is a valuable modality to diagnose and treat small bowel lesions in lieu of surgical procedures in selected cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)198-201
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical Endoscopy
    Volume45
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Double-balloon enteroscopy
    • Inflammatory polyp
    • Small bowel

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Gastroenterology

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