Inflammatory fibroid polyp (Vanek's tumor) of the gastric antrum: is treatment always mandatory?


INTRODUCTION Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP), also known as Vanek's tumor, is a rare polypoid lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. A recently observed case led us to review the literature, with the aim to discuss the management of asymptomatic gastric IFPs. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old man was endoscopically diagnosed as having a polypoid lesion located in… (More)