African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, pp. 873-876
Bioline Code: hs16111
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, pp. 873-876
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Rectal inflammatory fibroid polyp in a Nigerian: case report & brief review of literature.|
Aderemi, Oluyemi & Nicholas,Awolola
Background: Inflammatory fibroid polyps are very unusual gastrointestinal tumours. Furthermore, their occurrence in the
rectum is a rarity indeed.
Objective: To document this very rare pathologic entity in a patient from our region of Africa and highlight some pertinent
clinical and pathologic aspects of the disease.
Case report: We present a 59 year old Nigerian who had neither significant previous medical history nor current complaint and
had a routine colonoscopy done. The finding in the rectum was of a small polypoidal mass which was excised whole and whose
histopathologic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of inflammatory fibroid polyp.
Conclusion: A unique case of rectal inflammatory fibroid polyp in a Nigerian is hereby presented. This, to the best of our
knowledge, is the first such documented case from our region of the world. Hence, the entity should be considered in the differential
diagnosis of colonic polyps from the continent.
Inflammatory fibroid polyps; colonoscopy; immunohistochemistry; Nigeria