An unusual case of Multiple Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors of the lung

Michael Michaelides, Anastasia Fotiadou, Despoina Konstantinou, Ioannis Efstratiou, Ioannis Tsitouridis

Abstract


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the lung is a rare, usually solitary lesion that is considered nowadays as a true neoplasm with unpredictable clinical course. Herein we describe a case of multiple, bilateral IMTs of the lung in a 70 year-old asymptomatic woman, where diagnosis was established by CT guided core biopsy. To our knowledge only 10 cases of bilateral IMTs have been reported in a few case series and in only 2 cases of pulmonary IMTs, CT guided biopsy could establish the correct diagnosis.


Keywords


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, Inflammatory pseudotumor, Lung, Computed tomography

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