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Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Small Bowel Mesentery: An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain and Uveitis.
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PMID:  21207180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the small bowel mesentery with diffuse immunohistochemical staining for the anaplastic lymphoma kinase 1 gene is reported in a patient who presented with abdominal pain and uveitis. DISCUSSION: To our knowledge, only seven cases of IMT affecting the small bowel mesentery have previously been reported in the English literature. The association of IMT and uveitis is a rare phenomenon, previously reported in patients with IMT affecting the head and neck. Surgical resection of the IMT resulted in rapid resolution of the uveitis. CONCLUSION: IMT should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a mesenteric mass.
Audrey H Choi; Olga L Bohn; Timothy D Beddow; Christopher R McHenry
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-5
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Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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