Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Inflammatory fibroid polyp

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 22 August 2019

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PubMed Search: Inflammatory fibroid polyp small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
Case reports
  • Excision (does not recur)
Gross description
  • Polypoid (without stalk), submucosal mass, dumbbell shape in small intestine due to intussuception, mucosal ulceration and splitting and atrophy of muscularis propria
Gross images

Contributed by Dr. Claudia Mendez

Inflammatory fibroid polyp

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Submucosal mixture of prominent capillaries, spindle cells (occasionally concentrically arranged around vessels / onion skinning) and inflammatory cells (particularly eosinophils, plasma cells and mast cells) in granulation tissue-like stroma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010;134:378)
  • May be transmural
  • May have lymphoid follicles
  • Rare multinucleated giant cells, no atypia, no / rare mitotic figures
  • Histologic patterns: classical, edematous, fibrovascular, nodular, sclerotic
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Positive stains
Negative stains
  • CD117 (although mast cells are positive)
Differential diagnosis
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