Fibroid polyps of intestinal tract are inflammatory-reactive proliferations of CD34-positive perivascular cells.

@article{Wille1998FibroidPO,
  title={Fibroid polyps of intestinal tract are inflammatory-reactive proliferations of CD34-positive perivascular cells.},
  author={Prof. Dr. L. Wille and Franz Borchard},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={498-502}
}
AIMS Our aim was to determine the histogenesis of fibroid polyps (FP). These polyps are rare inflammatory-reactive, tumour-like lesions of unknown aetiology, arising in the submucosa or mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. They are mainly due to a proliferation of characteristic spindle cells. METHODS AND RESULTS Nine FP were investigated by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry with endothelial markers (Factor VIII, CD34, CD31), a neuronal marker (S100), muscular markers (desmin, alpha… CONTINUE READING