Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the mesentery: A clinical dilemma

Joseph Shatzel, Kimberly Wooten, Anita Ankola, Richard T. Cheney, Carl D. Morrison, Joseph J. Skitzki

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Abstract

Although rare, extra-pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are becoming increasingly recognized. While surgical resection is currently an effective and accepted treatment for IMTs, the optimal management of unresectable or residual IMTs remains a clinical dilemma. We present the case of an incompletely resected IMT treated successfully with anti-inflammatory therapy alone, and describe the rationale for this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-384
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COX-2
  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Unresectable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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