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Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug;60(8):531-3. doi: 10.1007/s11748-012-0039-x. Epub 2012 Jun 6.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung: a benign lesion with aggressive behavior.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, General Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia.


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare solid tumor that most often affects children and young adults. They present as myofibroblastic cell proliferations accompanied by inflammatory cells made up mostly of plasma cells. Although benign, the tumor may be very aggressive locally. In this report we describe a 22-year-old woman with primary invasive myofibroblastic tumor of the left lower lobe leading to a left pneumonectomy.

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