A Rare Tumor of the Mediastinum: Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, mediastinum, surgery

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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]. 2019Mar.8 [cited 2021Mar.7];6. Available from: https://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 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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