A Rare Tumor of the Mediastinum: Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor


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Arsalane A, Fenane H, Azami A, Mzouri S, Zidane A. A Rare Tumor of the Mediastinum: Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 8 [cited 2023 Mar. 29];6. Available from: https://www.mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/102


Introduction: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) arising in the mediastinum is rare. Their etiology remains unknown and their diagnosis is often overlooked before the use of surgery which allows the proper diagnosis and adequate treatment.
Case report: We report a case of the 56-year-old woman that had a mediastinal mass discovered after a long complaint of chest discomfort. Chest contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a heterogeneously enhanced mass in the middle mediastinum The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemical study after surgical resection through a thoracotomy   The patient was well and had no recurrence 6 months after surgery.
Conclusion: The diagnosis of IMT should be kept in mind and included in the differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses.



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