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J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Apr;15(4):584-8. doi: 10.1007/s11605-010-1408-3. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the small bowel mesentery: an unusual cause of abdominal pain and uveitis.

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Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the small bowel mesentery with diffuse immunohistochemical staining for the anaplastic lymphoma kinase 1 gene is reported in a patient who presented with abdominal pain and uveitis.

DISCUSSION:

To our knowledge, only seven cases of IMT affecting the small bowel mesentery have previously been reported in the English literature. The association of IMT and uveitis is a rare phenomenon, previously reported in patients with IMT affecting the head and neck. Surgical resection of the IMT resulted in rapid resolution of the uveitis.

CONCLUSION:

IMT should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a mesenteric mass.

PMID:
21207180
DOI:
10.1007/s11605-010-1408-3
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