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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of small bowel wall in childhood: Report of a case and a review of the literature

Department of Pathology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey.
Pathology International (Impact Factor: 1.59). 02/2001; 51(1):47-9. DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1827.2001.01158.x
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ABSTRACT Benign intestinal tumors are rare in children, however we describe an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the jejunum in a 2-year-old girl who presented with an intestinal obstruction. During laparotomy, an annular mass around the jejunum was resected, from which a histological diagnosis of IMT was made. A review of the literature for this rare entity emphasizes the importance of histological confirmation of its benign nature. Because of the risk of local recurrence, IMT cases should have a long-term follow up.

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    • "roblasts accompanied by a variable number of inflammatory cells including lymphocytes , macrophages , plasma cells and eosinophils . The synonyms are plasma cell granuloma , inflammatory pseudotumor and possibly inflammatory fibrosarcoma . This tumor is characterized by fibroinflammatory and pseudomembranous appea - rance ( Coffin et al . , 1995 ; Demirkan et al . , 2001 ) ; mostly occurring in children and young adults with a slight female gender predilection ( male - to - female ratio being 3 : 4 ) . Common site of occurrence is the lungs . Extrapulmonary sites have also been reported and they include the mesentery , genitourinary tract , gastro - intestinal tract , retroperitoneum , pelvis , head and"
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    • "roblasts accompanied by a variable number of inflammatory cells including lymphocytes , macrophages , plasma cells and eosinophils . The synonyms are plasma cell granuloma , inflammatory pseudotumor and possibly inflammatory fibrosarcoma . This tumor is characterized by fibroinflammatory and pseudomembranous appea - rance ( Coffin et al . , 1995 ; Demirkan et al . , 2001 ) ; mostly occurring in children and young adults with a slight female gender predilection ( male - to - female ratio being 3 : 4 ) . Common site of occurrence is the lungs . Extrapulmonary sites have also been reported and they include the mesentery , genitourinary tract , gastro - intestinal tract , retroperitoneum , pelvis , head and"
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    • "Primary intraluminal intestinal lesion is rare, although mesenteric lesion could penetrate intestinal wall and present as polypoid intraluminal mass and show macroscopic features of botyroid sarcoma[10]. "
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