Mesenteric Tumor of an Infant: A Clinical and Pathological Surprise

Md Ali Osama, Smita Singh, Sahaj Prajapati, Subhasis Roy Choudhury, Nishat Amina
2022 Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine  
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a tumefactive proliferation of spindled myofibroblastic cells admixed with inflammatory infiltrate. This tumor has a predilection for pulmonary location and also involves visceral soft tissues in children and adults. Tumors in extrapulmonary locations like abdomen, mesentery, bowel, head & neck, genitourinary and musculoskeletal are more aggressive locally and mimic malignancy. IMTs from colon are very rare and are treated by surgical excision. We
more » ... rt a case of a 9-month old female with IMT of sigmoid colon with no bowel complaints, treated by complete surgical excision with no further treatment needed.
doi:10.21276/apalm.3143 fatcat:m5c6sjkpv5hozfk5zhou2fcnhe