Benign tumors
Inflammatory fibroid polyp

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Revised: 11 September 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Inflammatory fibroid polyp esophagus

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Inflammatory fibroid polyp. website. Accessed April 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Similar to lesions elsewhere in GI tract but rare (< 20 reported cases) in esophagus (Am J Dig Dis 1975;20:475)
  • Considered to be reactive, with benign behavior
  • Mid to lower esophagus
Case reports
  • Excision
Gross images

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9 cm soft slimy tumor

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Submucosal proliferation of fibroblasts and small vessels in a fibromyxoid background with diffuse infiltrate of eosinophils and other inflammatory cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Muscularis propria partly replaced by vascular tumor

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Thick and thin walled
blood vessels,
fibroblasts, lymphocytes
and eosinophils

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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