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J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 May;34(4):e131-3. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3182459f27.

Invasive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the spleen treated with partial splenectomy in a child.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign tumor that can be found in intra-abdominal organs such as the liver, intestine, extrahepatic bile ducts, and mesentery. The spleen is an extremely unusual location for an IMT. The authors report the case of a 14-year-old boy with invasive splenic IMT, present a review on the current literature about childhood splenic IMT, and emphasize the necessity of total excision of the tumor together with tumor-invaded surrounding tissues.

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10.1097/MPH.0b013e3182459f27
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