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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors following the treatment of malignancy in childhood: case reports

Journal title
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Publication year
2014
Author(s)
Adamski, J. K.; Kelsey, A.; Brennan, B.
Pages
159-62
Volume
36
Number
2

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) are rare, mostly benign soft tissue tumors. Occurring mainly in children the presentation, clinical features, and diagnostic dilemmas raised are well reported. Here we describe 4 patients diagnosed with IMT after the treatment of childhood cancer, and review the literature regarding IMT and malignancy. Discussing them in this context raises clinical questions; Are these tumors incidental or a consequence of treatment? Are they more common than we think and are any miss-diagnosed as tumor recurrence? This paper aims to raise awareness of IMT as diagnostic possibilities after treatment for childhood malignancies.

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