Laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in a man: a case report

Brčić, Iva and Brčić, Luka and Hutinec, Zdenka and Prgomet, Drago and Seiwerth, Sven (2010) Laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in a man: a case report. Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (3). pp. 1127-9. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a pseudosarcomatous lesion occurring in soft tissue and organs. It is known under a wide number of terms, such as inflammatory pseudotumor, plasma cell granuloma, pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation. IMT is most commonly located in the lung, while laryngeal location is rarely described. Due to its biology it can be misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. We present a case of IMT of larynx, recognized in time and treated with laser ablation. Our case demonstrates the importance of timely IMT recognition in order to avoid overtreatment. This diagnosis should also alert clinicians to close follow-up of these patients.

Abstract in Croatian

INFLAMATORNI MIOFIBROBLASTIČNI TUMOR LARINKSA: PRIKAZ SLUČAJA ----- Inflamatorni miofibroblastični tumor (IMT) je pseudosarkomatozna lezija mekih tkiva i solidnih organa. Poznat je pod brojnim nazivima kao što su inflamatorni pseudotumor, plazmastanični granulom ili pseudosarkomatozna miofibroblastična proliferacija. IMT se najčešće nalazi u plućima, a izuzetno je rijedak u larinksu. Zbog svog biološkog ponašanja može se pogrešno dijagnosticirati kao maligni tumor. Predstavljamo slučaj IMT larinksa, koji je na vrijeme prepoznat i liječen laserskom ablacijom. Ovaj slučaj pokazuje važnost prepoznavanja IMT kako bi se izbjeglo nepotrebno, agresivno liječenje, ali i nužnost praćenja ovakvih pacijenata.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Aged ; Granuloma, Plasma Cell/diagnosis ; Humans ; Laryngeal Neoplasms/diagnosis ; Laryngeal Neoplasms/pathology ; Male
Departments: Katedra za otorinoloringologiju s audiologijom i fonijatrijom
Katedra za patologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Brčić, IvaUNSPECIFIED
Brčić, LukaUNSPECIFIED
Hutinec, ZdenkaUNSPECIFIED
Prgomet, DragoUNSPECIFIED
Seiwerth, SvenUNSPECIFIED
Date: September 2010
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/912

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