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A rare tumor of the lung: inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

Nawal Hammas1*, Laila Chbani1, Mohammed Rami2, Meryem Boubbou3, Sara Benmiloud4, Youssef Bouabdellah2, Siham Tizniti3, Mustapha Hida2 and Afaf Amarti1

Author affiliations

1 Department of Pathology, HASSAN II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco

2 Department of pediatric Surgery, HASSAN II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco

3 Department of radiology, HASSAN II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco

4 Department of pediatrics, HASSAN II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:83  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-83

Published: 17 July 2012

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare benign lesion whose tumor origin is now proven. It represents 0.7% of all lung tumors. We report the case of a three-year-old child who suffered from a chronic cough with recurrent respiratory infections. Chest X-ray and computed tomography revealed the presence of a left lower lobe lung mass. After pneumonectomy, histological examination combined with immunohistochemical study discovered an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

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Keywords:
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; Lung; Child