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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor ofabdomen: computerized tomographic (CT) and pathological findings.
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PMID:  18843882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor (IMT) is the recent name of Inflammatory pseudotumor which was in intermediate group of fibrous-origin tumor. The authors retrospectively reviewed such cases in Ramathibodi Hospital from January 2001 to December 2005. There were 115 cases of fibrous-origin tumor which was IMT in 17 cases. Nine cases occurred in the abdomen and only 3 of these had complete computerized tomographic (CT) imaging. One was hypodense liver mass with thick rim enhancement. Another one in the liver presented as a liver abscess which appeared as multiloculated hypodense mass with enhanced septum. The third case was a large malignant-looking retroperitoneal mass and having a small accompanying hepatic lesion which rapidly grew in the follow up study at nine months. IMT in the abdomen was scanty. The diagnosis was done with difficulty because of different signs and symptoms such as fever and palpable abdominal mass. The laboratory findings were nonspecific or within normal limits. Tissue biopsy was the way of definite diagnosis. We reported 3 cases of abdominal IMT with variable imaging findings that may lead to inappropriate treatment. Recognization of such findings will help achieve correct diagnosis.
Wichchuda Yamrubboon; Sith Phongkitkarun; Suphaneewan Jaovisidha; Vorachai Sirikulchayanonta; Jiemjit Tapaneeyakorn; Suvipaporn Siripornpitak
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1487-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama 6 Rd, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Inflammation / physiopathology*
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / pathology,  physiopathology*
Retrospective Studies
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation*

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