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Synchronous Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Lung and Brain: A Case Report and Review of Literature



Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare entity and a diagnostic challenge with myriad clinical presentations and pathogenetic mechanisms. Isolated occurrences can be at any site in the body; however, only a few cases of IMT with the concomitant appearance of different organs have been published. We report a unique occurrence of bilateral inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lungs with synchronous brain parenchymal lesions in an 11-year-old male, detailing clinical presentation with the emphasis on imaging and review of the literature.



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Maham Jehangir Corresponding Author

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Aisha Jang

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Imaad Ur Rehman

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Nadira Mamoon

Pathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Institutional Review Board of Shifa International Hospital issued approval.


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Synchronous Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Lung and Brain: A Case Report and Review of Literature

  • Author Information
    Maham Jehangir Corresponding Author

    Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Aisha Jang

    Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Imaad Ur Rehman

    Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Nadira Mamoon

    Pathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Institutional Review Board of Shifa International Hospital issued approval.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: April 20, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1183

    Cite this article as:

    Jehangir M, Jang A, Ur rehman I, et al. (April 20, 2017) Synchronous Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Lung and Brain: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus 9(4): e1183. doi:10.7759/cureus.1183

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: December 22, 2016
    Peer review began: January 05, 2017
    Peer review concluded: April 16, 2017
    Published: April 20, 2017

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    Jehangir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare entity and a diagnostic challenge with myriad clinical presentations and pathogenetic mechanisms. Isolated occurrences can be at any site in the body; however, only a few cases of IMT with the concomitant appearance of different organs have been published. We report a unique occurrence of bilateral inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lungs with synchronous brain parenchymal lesions in an 11-year-old male, detailing clinical presentation with the emphasis on imaging and review of the literature.



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Maham Jehangir

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

For correspondence:
maham.61@hotmail.com

Aisha Jang

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Imaad Ur Rehman

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Nadira Mamoon

Pathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Maham Jehangir

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

For correspondence:
maham.61@hotmail.com

Aisha Jang

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Imaad Ur Rehman

Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Nadira Mamoon

Pathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan