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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours of the lung: a case series

Authors
  • Melinte, Alexandru
  • Strâmbu, Irina
  • Leonte, Diana
  • Dumitrescu, Mihai
  • Paleru, Cristian
  • Bolca, Ciprian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pneumologia
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Oct 11, 2019
Volume
68
Issue
2
Pages
82–86
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/pneum-2019-0006
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours represent a rare group of lesions reported in various organs but with an unclear aetiology. Although so far they are considered benign, some cases of recurrence and invasive behaviour have been noted. We report three consecutive cases of tumours of the lung, with heterogeneous clinical presentation. They were all treated by means of surgery, with good long-term results. Diagnosing an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour relies mainly on an experienced pathologist.

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