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World J Surg Oncol. 2005 Oct 8;3:66.

Retroperitoneal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

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  • 1Department of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India. sureshattili@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a neoplasm of unknown etiology occurring at various sites. By definition, it is composed of spindle cells (myofibroblasts) with variable inflammatory component, hence the name is IMT.

CASE PRESENTATION:

The present case is of a 46 years old woman presented with a history of flank pain, abdominal mass and intermittent hematuria for last 6 months. The initial diagnosis was kept as renal cell carcinoma. Finally, it turned out to be a case of retroperitoneal IMT. The patient was managed by complete surgical resection of the tumor.

CONCLUSION:

IMT is a rare neoplasm of uncertain biological potential. Complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of the treatment.

PMID:
16212671
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PMCID:
PMC1276822
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