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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the appendix arising after treatment of gastric cancer: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24989630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential and unclear etiology. IMT involving the appendix is very rare. Herein, we report a case of IMT of the appendix in a gastric cancer patient who was treated with radical gastrectomy and adjuvant systemic chemotherapy. Rare cases of IMT associated with preceding events have been described in other organs/sites, but not in the appendix. A previous intra-abdominal operation for gastric cancer may contribute to the development of IMT in the appendix as seen in the present patient. To our knowledge, this is the first case of appendiceal IMT arising after a previous operation.
Authors:
EunJi Oh; Jae Y Ro; Jerad M Gardner; Jong Won Kim; Woo-Hee Jung; Sun Och Yoon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1600-0463     ISO Abbreviation:  APMIS     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803400     Medline TA:  APMIS     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  657-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 APMIS. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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