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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 148053, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/148053
Case Report

A Rare Case of an Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a Middle-Aged Female

1Department of Radiology, “Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2Department of Pathology, “Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
3Department of Cardiology, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Received 5 July 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: K. Aogi and M. Ryberg

Copyright © 2012 Lamprini Kosma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are distinct entities with specific characteristics immunohistochemically and molecularly. They are regarded as “intermediate malignancy” tumors of unknown etiology. We report a case of a 64-years-old woman with a fever and abdominal discomfort for 3 months; a computer tomography was performed indicating gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Histologically the lesion proved to be IMT of the abdomen.