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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 214528, 4 pages
Case Report

Inflammatory Pseudotumour of the Lung: A Case Report and Literature Review

1Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2Thoracic Surgery Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
3Ampath Laboratories, Johannesburg, South Africa

Received 24 October 2012; Accepted 14 November 2012

Academic Editors: B. J. Barron and D. P. Link

Copyright © 2012 R. Morar 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.


We describe a patient with inflammatory pseudotumour of the lung. He was a young man who presented with haemotysis and the chest X-ray and computerized tomography were indicative of a nonbenign lesion in the right upper lobe. Excision biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of inflammatory myofibroblastic pseudotumour of the lung. This is a rare inflammatory nonneoplastic condition commonly affecting children and young adults.