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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2017, Article ID 1410843, 4 pages
Case Report

Testicular Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: A Known Entity at a Very Rare Site

1Institute of Pathology, Leopoldina Hospital, 97422 Schweinfurt, Germany
2Department of Urology, Leopoldina Hospital, 97422 Schweinfurt, Germany
3Institute of Pathology, University of Wuerzburg, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Hans-Ullrich Voelker; ed.anidlopoel@rekleovh

Received 1 August 2017; Accepted 26 November 2017; Published 21 December 2017

Academic Editor: Bharat Rekhi

Copyright © 2017 Hans-Ullrich Voelker 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.


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) are distinctive lesions of unknown etiology, composed of myofibroblastic spindle cells with an associated inflammatory background. They can occur in a wide age range and at all anatomic sites, but most frequently they can be observed in the lung (especially in pediatric cases), abdomen, or retroperitoneum. The urinary bladder is one of the most common sites in urological cases. We present a very rare case of IMT of the testis. Clinically, a 40-year-old patient showed a palpable painless lesion of the right testis. Ultrasound examination showed two solid intratesticular foci. During surgical intervention, the intraoperative frozen section revealed mesenchymal tumors admixed with an uncommon inflammatory infiltrate, consistent with a reorganized abscess. Despite the benign result, orchiectomy was performed due to the multifocal presentation and the large size of 3 cm. The final diagnosis was IMT without ALK-rearrangement. Incomplete resection increases the risk of local relapses to 30%. In this case, a complete resection could be achieved and the patient is free of tumor 15 months later.