Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is made up of specific cells called myofibroblastic spindle cells. This tumor can occur in many different parts of the body, but it occurs most frequently in the lungs, soft tisues, or internal organs. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor usually develops in children or young adults, although it can affect people of any age. This type of tumor tends to recur in the same location, but it rarely spreads (metastasizes) to other parts of the body. Approximately 50% of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors have rearrangements of the ALK gene on chromosome 2. Treatment typically involves surgery to remove the tumor.
 

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The terms "Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor" returned 110 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intraosseous inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the mandible with a novel ATIC-ALK fusion mutation: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yoko Tateishi, Koji Okudela, Shigeo Kawai, Takehisa Suzuki, Shigeaki Umeda, Mai Matsumura, Mitomu Kioi, Kenichi Ohashi

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare low-grade malignant neoplasm with a predilection for children and young adults, and typically arises in the lung, abdominopelvic region, and retroperitoneum. IMTs in the maxillofacial region are extreme rare. Approximately 50% of ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the urachus: A rare neoplasm in an unusual location.
 

Author(s): Kusuma Venkatesh, H R Madhusudhan

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;59(1):93-5.

 

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are uncommon benign neoplasms in the abdomen, and urachal involvement is very rare. IMT of the urachus is usually mistaken clinically and radiologically for a malignant tumor. The tumor has spindle cell proliferation with a prominent inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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Febrile Illness in an Infant With an Intracardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor.
 

Author(s): Renée Pang, Neil H Merritt, Michael J Shkrum, Janice A Tijssen

Journal: Pediatrics. 2016 Feb;137(2):e20143544.

 

We report a case of a child with a right ventricular inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) who presented with fever, viral symptoms, and abdominal discomfort. Including this case, 49 intracardiac tumors have been previously reported in all age groups. The majority of intracardiac ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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The terms "Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the small intestine mimicking acute appendicitis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Oeconomopoulou, Yvelise de Verney, Katerina Kanavaki, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Kitty Pavlakis, Christos Salakos

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare tumor of a borderline malignancy. Although it is commonly seen in children, the number of childhood cases in the current literature is limited. The lung is the most commonly affected location. However, cases that have been documented in ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of Genitourinary Tract Beyond Collecting System: A Rare Case Report With Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Ling-Fan Xu, Jun Zhou, Chao-Zhao Liang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(42):e1706.

 

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) rarely arises in genitourinary tract especially beyond collecting system, which determines the unspecific clinic symptoms and sometimes can mimic malignancy. Therefore, IMT's diagnosis may usually be a pitfall. This case report characterizes ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Coexistence of gastrointestinal stromal tumor and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the stomach presenting as a collision tumor: first case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hyeong Chan Shin, Mi Jin Gu, Se Won Kim, Jae Woon Kim, Joon Hyuk Choi

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Collision tumors of the stomach are rare. We report on a case of a collision tumor consisting of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the stomach in a 16-year-old female. A polypoid mass located in the distal body of the stomach ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2015

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Phase I Study of LDK378 in Pediatric, Malignancies With a Genetic Alteration in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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CREATE: Cross-tumoral Phase 2 With Crizotinib
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor; Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Type 1; Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma; Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Clear Cell Sarcoma; Locally Advanced and/or Metastatic Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2016

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Radiation Therapy With or Without Combination Chemotherapy or Pazopanib Hydrochloride Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas That Can Be Removed by Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Fibrosarcoma; Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma; Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma; Atypical Fibroxanthoma; Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue; Epithelioid Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Epithelioid Sarcoma; Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma; Fibrohistiocytic Neoplasm; Glomus Tumor of the Skin; Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor; Intimal Sarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma; Liposarcoma; Low Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma; Low Grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma; Malignant Cutaneous Granular Cell Tumor; Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Malignant Triton Tumor; Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; Myxofibrosarcoma; Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma; Nerve Sheath Neoplasm; PEComa; Pericytic Neoplasm; Plexiform Fibrohistiocytic Tumor; Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma; Stage IB Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IIB Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage III Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IV Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Synovial Sarcoma; Undifferentiated (Embryonal) Sarcoma; Undifferentiated High Grade Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Bone

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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