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J Breast Cancer. 2015 Jun;18(2):200-5. doi: 10.4048/jbc.2015.18.2.200. Epub 2015 Jun 26.

Primary Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors of the Breast with Metastasis: Radiographic and Histopathologic Predictive Factors.

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1
Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Institute for Medical Sciences of Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
2
Department of Pathology, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Institute for Medical Sciences of Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
3
Department of Surgery, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Institute for Medical Sciences of Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

Abstract

Primary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) of the breast are uncommon and metastasis of IMTs is extremely rare. To date, the natural course of this disease is not fully understood. Although patients with IMTs should undergo regular follow-up after complete surgical resection of the tumor, the appropriate interval and method of follow-up are unclear. We report the case of a patient with an IMT of the breast that metastasized 2 years after complete surgical resection. This unusual case emphasizes the importance of preoperative examinations to determine whether the IMT has atypical features that should guide the interval and method of follow-up.

KEYWORDS:

Breast neoplasms; Granuloma; Metastasis; Plasma cells

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