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Is radical surgery necessary to head and neck inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) in children?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18830608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: We report a case of head and neck inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) in an infant. Reviewing the literature, we discuss the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the head and neck IMT in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-day-old infant was admitted with an enlarging lesion in the right head and neck region. Following total excision, the lesion recurred and progressed to terminal stage. We performed a review of the literature on head and neck IMTs in children up to the age of 18 years and assessed the treatments and related prognosis of IMT in the head and neck region. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The children's prognosis of head and neck IMT is diverse with different treatments. Combined treatment of surgical and corticosteroid is recommended for younger children, especially infants.
Lu Ma; Kun Wang; Wen-ke Liu; Yue-kang Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610041, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery,  therapy*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery,  therapy*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / etiology,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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