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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 3675848, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3675848
Case Report

An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Obstruction in a Young Adult Patient: Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Digestive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Correspondence should be addressed to Meryem Rais; moc.liamg@siarmmeyrem

Received 22 February 2017; Accepted 5 June 2017; Published 5 July 2017

Academic Editor: Paola De Nardi

Copyright © 2017 Meryem Rais et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Inflammatory fibroid polyps are uncommon benign lesions that originate in the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. The stomach and the ileum are the most commonly affected sites. Although inflammatory fibroid polyp is one of the rare conditions leading to intestinal obstruction in adults, it should be considered as a possible diagnosis in obstructive tumors of the small bowel causing intussusceptions. We present one case of inflammatory fibroid polyp as a rare cause of intussusception in a young adult patient.