Published: 2021-04-28

Vanek's tumour: a rare cause of small bowel intussusception

Meenal Jain, Vinoth Sundaresan, Siddhartha Gowthaman, Ramanathan Manickam


Adult intussusceptions which are most always caused by pathological lead points are rare and account for about 1% of all bowel obstructions and 5% of all intussusceptions. Most of them present with acute or chronic non-specific symptoms and due to which its initial diagnosis can sometimes be missed or delayed. We present the case of a 52-year-old lady who presented with intestinal obstruction caused by an ileo-ileal intussusception, caused by a peculiar tumour, inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP).


Intussusception, Inflammatory fibroid polyp, Intestinal obstruction

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