Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of the duodenum

Petrović, Igor and Augustin, Goran and Hlupić, Ljiljana and Nedić, Ana and Romić, Ivan and Škegro, Mate (2013) Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of the duodenum. Asian Journal of Surgery, 39 (4). pp. 247-252. ISSN 1015-9584

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare soft-tissue tumors that can occur at virtually any anatomical site. We report the case of a 58-year-old male with an IMT of the fourth part of the duodenum who presented with signs and symptoms of high intestinal obstruction and bilious vomiting. The patient underwent a surgical resection of the fourth part of the duodenum with end-to-end duodenojejunal anastomosis. The follow-up period of 6 months was uneventful with no evidence of recurrence. According to our knowledge, only six cases of duodenal IMTs have been reported in the literature thus far, and this is the first report of a duodenal IMT sited at the fourth part of the duodenum. The duodenum is among the rarest sites of IMTs. Signs and symptoms resulting from diagnostic imaging investigations are nonspecific and inadequate to obtain diagnosis accurately. In most cases, surgical treatment is considered a cure for IMTs. There is no evidence of deaths caused by duodenal IMT. IMT of the duodenum is a possible diagnosis in differential diagnosis of tumor-like lesions of the duodenum.

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MeSH: Duodenal Neoplasms / diagnosis ; Duodenal Neoplasms / surgery ; Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnosis ; Granuloma, Plasma Cell / surgery ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged
Departments: Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Augustin, GoranUNSPECIFIED
Hlupić, LjiljanaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 6 November 2013
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 13:29
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 09:48
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