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2022 Sep




Small Bowel Obstruction as a Result of Inflammatory Pseudotumor.


Ahmed M, Buti YJ, Bawahab A, Ghaly H, Elsayed R
Cureus. 2022 Sep; 14(9):e28707.
PMID: 36204020.


Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rare benign neoplasm that has been described in nearly the entire body and is often mistaken for malignancy. The exact etiology remains unknown. We present a case of small bowel obstruction secondary to an inflammatory pseudotumor. The patient's symptoms and radiological findings were very concerning for underlying malignancy. En-block resection was recommended to prevent a recurrence. We aim to shed light on this rare cause of small bowel obstruction.