An Unusual Presentation of Vanek's Tumor: A Case Report

Hossein Ajdarkosh, Samira Shirzad, Naser Ebrahimi Daryani, Mohammad Taher, Alireza Sadeghipour


We report the case of a 54-year-old Iranian man who presented with melena from three months prior to admission. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy were normal. Double balloon enteroscopy showed a pedunculated tumor located in the jejunum. He underwent laparotomy and resection of a 9.5 cm tumor from the distal jejunum. Histopathologic evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of an inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP).


Vanek's tumor; Intestinal bleeding; Small intestinal tumor

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