Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Report of a Rare Case in Kidney

Taheri, Diana. and Soleimani, Neda. and Fesharakizadeh, Mehdi. and Dolatkhah, Shahaboddin. and Kabiri, Mahmood. and Gholipour, Abolfazl. (2014) Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Report of a Rare Case in Kidney. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 8 (4). pp. 333-335.


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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare neoplasm mostly seen in the lungs, but also in extrapulmonary sites. The most common genitourinary site of IMT is the bladder, but it may rarely be seen in the kidneys. We report a case of a 15-year-old girl presented with flank pain and hematuria, in which computed tomography scan revealed a mass in the left kidney. The patient underwent left nephrectomy for a diagnosis of Wilms tumor. Further assessment of the tissue demonstrated a pathologic diagnosis of IMT. Despite improvements in imaging technology, the preoperative diagnosis of IMT remains difficult and surgery is the only way for the diagnosis and treatment. Considering the role of the pathologic examination in making the definite diagnosis of IMT, we should be aware of this entity and it must be considered in the differential diagnoses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: plasma cell granuloma; kidney neoplasms; pediatric urology
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Cellular and Molecular Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 03:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 09:58

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