Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 2
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: a case of a rare tumor of lung
Hüseyin Çakmak1,Arif Osman Tokat2,Nazlı Topbaşı3,Aydın Aslan4
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Medicalpark Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Bozok University Medical Faculty, Yozgat, Turkey
3Department of Chest Disease, Ankara Medicalpark Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Radiodiagnostic, Ankara Medicalpark Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.00015 Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare thoracic lesion, the diagnosis of which should be supported by histological and immunochemical examinations. Although this is known as a benign tumor, it should be completely resected, and patients should be closely monitored to avoid any local invasion or recurrence. This article presents a 34-year-old female patient who has endobronchial polypoid IMT that is rarely seen among IMT patients. Inferior lobectomy and lymph node sampling was performed. The patient had no local recurrence and metastasis free at the end of first year postoperatively and follow-up is ongoing. Keywords : inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, solitary fibrous tumor, lung cancer