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
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02/2001; 51(1):47-9. DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1827.2001.01158.x
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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