Benign tumors
Inflammatory fibroid polyp

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 January 2018, last major update January 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Inflammatory fibroid polyp esophagus

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Inflammatory fibroid polyp. website. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
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

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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