Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Adult: A Rare Case

Authors

  • Rajiv Nakarmi Department of General and GI laparoscopic Surgery Manmohan Memorial Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2205-1784
  • Ming-Jenn Chen Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Khaa- Hoo Ong Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Muza Shrestha Department of General and GI laparoscopic Surgery Manmohan Memorial Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu
  • Sundar Maharjan Department of General and GI laparoscopic Surgery Manmohan Memorial Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v23i4.42279

Keywords:

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic tumor, mesentery, anaplastic lymphoma Kinase

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare neoplasm of intermediate biologic potential. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the alimentary tract often occurs in children or young adults, but may occur at any age. The lung is the most commonly affected location. However, it may appear in small bowel mesentery especially the distal ileum, mesotransverse colon, or greater omentum. A 35 years old female presented to out-patient department with complaint of mass in right abdomen since 1 month associated with loss of weight. Computed tomography of abdomen revealed a solid intraperitoneal mass arising from bowel mesentery. Laparoscopic excision of the tumor was performed and the histopathological examination of the mass revealed it to be an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor arising from the omentum and large bowel mesentery. The post- operative period was uneventful with no evidence of tumor recurrence at follow up at 2 years. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare soft tissue tumor usually arising from lungs but tumor arising from the omental-mesenteric origin has also been documented. The precise diagnosis is made only by the histopathological evidence. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Nakarmi, R., Chen, M.-J., Ong, K.-. H., Shrestha, M., & Maharjan, S. (2021). Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Adult: A Rare Case. Nepal Medical College Journal, 23(4), 360–364. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v23i4.42279

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Case Reports