A RARE TUMOR OF THE MEDIASTINUM: INFLAMMATORY MYOFIBROBLASTIC TUMOR
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 wich allow the propre diagnosis and adequate treatment.
Case report: We report a case of 56-year-old woman that had a mediastinal mass discovered after a long complains 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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