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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung: a rare cause of atelectasis in children

Published inPediatric radiology, vol. 43, no. 3, p. 381-384
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2013

Although rare, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is the most common primary lung mass in children. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy investigated for persistent cough and dyspnea with complete left lung atelectasis mimicking pneumonia. CT and MRI showed an endobronchial mass of the left main bronchus. The boy underwent endoscopic resection of the tumor and histology was in favor of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung. This diagnosis should be suspected in children with recurrent pneumonia. The prognosis is good after complete resection.

  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging/methods
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms/complications/diagnosis
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/complications/diagnosis
  • Pneumonia/diagnosis/etiology
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis/diagnosis/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
DHOUIB, Amira et al. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung: a rare cause of atelectasis in children. In: Pediatric radiology, 2013, vol. 43, n° 3, p. 381–384. doi: 10.1007/s00247-012-2508-x
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