Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (inflammatory pseudotumor) of the neck infiltrating the trachea.
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT), popularly known as inflammatory pseudotumor, is a slow growing quasi-neoplastic lesion with a distinct histologic appearance and benign clinical course. A case of a neck IMT with infiltration into the trachea causing asthmalike symptoms in a 12-year-old girl is described. Both tracheal and neck IMT have been described, but no other case has displayed this infiltration. A review of the pertinent literature and the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of this tumor are discussed. It is important to consider IMT in a differential diagnosis because it can be easily misdiagnosed as a malignancy. A surgeon must not perform radical surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy until a final pathologic diagnosis is made because of the nature of this lesion.
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Browne, M., Abramson, L. P., Chou, P. M., Acton, R., Holinger, L. D., & Reynolds, M. (2004). Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (inflammatory pseudotumor) of the neck infiltrating the trachea. Journal of pediatric surgery, 39(10), e1–e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2004.06.040
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics