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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor" returned 117 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor involving aortic valve.
 

Author(s): Wenzong Luo, Peng Teng, Yiming Ni

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Cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an extremely rare benign entity which constitutes a small proportion of primary cardiac tumor.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2017

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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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[A Case of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of Urinary Bladder].
 

Author(s): Ken Tanaka, Atsushi Ikeda, Tomoaki Miyakawa, Manabu Komine, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Satoru Ishikawa, Koji Kawai, Hiroyuki Nishiyama

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2016 Apr;62(4):201-4.

 

A 61-year-old man presenting with voiding pain was diagnosed with a bladder tumor by ultrasound in another hospital, and was subsequently referred to our hospital. Cystoscopy showed a nodular tumor and surrounding edematous mucosa in the right wall of the bladder. Initially, we suspected ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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The terms "Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lumbar spinal canal: A Case Report With Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Shanshan Wang, Liang Chen, Zhang Cao, Xijin Mao, Lin Zhang, Bin Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e6488.

 

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare type of mesenchymal tumor. IMT can arise in multiple anatomic locations. IMT of the lumbar spinal canal is exceptionally rare.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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Laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT): a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Sok Yan Tay, Abhilash Balakrishnan

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This case report is interesting as cases of children with laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor are not common and previously had been presented as isolated case reports. This is the first case report in Asia describing a laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor and its ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2016

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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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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 AJCC v7; Stage IIB Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage III Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Synovial Sarcoma; Undifferentiated (Embryonal) Sarcoma; Undifferentiated High Grade Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Bone

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017

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Phase 1/2 Study of X-396, an Oral ALK Inhibitor, in Patients With ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Advanced Solid Tumors; Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

 

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2017

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Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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