SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.73 issue5Late onset Friedreich ataxia: clinical description of a family in ArgentinaAgranulocytosis induced by levamisole in association to cocaine author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Medicina (Buenos Aires)

Print version ISSN 0025-7680


MAYA, Antonio M. et al. Small bowel intussusception and Vanek's tumor in an elderly woman. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2013, vol.73, n.5, pp.461-463. ISSN 0025-7680.

Inflammatory fibroid polyps are non-frequent benign lesions, described by Vanek in 1949, originated in the sub mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. They have an uncertain origin and they are formed of fibroblastic and mesenchymal proliferations with an important eosinophilic proportion. Depending on where are they localized, could present different type of symptoms. The inflammatory fibroid polyps are one of the rare benign conditions causing intestinal intussusception in adults.We present the case of a 82 years old woman, who presented an intestinal intussusception due to an inflammatory fibroid polyp localized in the small bowel.

Keywords : Adult intussusception; Intestinal polyps; Vanek's tumor; Inflammatory fibroid polyp.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License