Invasive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Spleen Treated With Partial Splenectomy in a Child


Kirli E. A. , ORHAN D. , HALİLOĞLU M. , KARNAK İ.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, cilt.34, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mph.0b013e3182459f27
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY

Özet

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign tumor that can be found in intra-abdominal organs such as the liver, intestine, extrahepatic bile ducts, and mesentery. The spleen is an extremely unusual location for an IMT. The authors report the case of a 14-year-old boy with invasive splenic IMT, present a review on the current literature about childhood splenic IMT, and emphasize the necessity of total excision of the tumor together with tumor-invaded surrounding tissues.