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Case Rep Oncol Med. 2013;2013:328108. doi: 10.1155/2013/328108. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: a rarely seen submucosal lesion of the stomach.

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  • 1Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Akdeniz University, 07058 Antalya, Turkey.


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare mesenchymal benign tumor which is generally seen in children and in young adults. It is especially located in the lungs. In histopathological examination, neoplastic fusiform cells originating from a subtype of accessory immune system cells which are called fibroblastic reticulum cells are seen (Kouichi and Youichirou, 2008). Although IMT is histopathologically benign, imaging methods show its tendency for local recurrence and invasion. In most of the cases, it may not be possible to make a distinction whether it is malign or benign. Complete surgical resection is the most important treatment method. In this study, we have discussed the findings of our case having a gastric submucosal located IMT in light of the current literatures.

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