Other benign / low grade tumors
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 June 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor mediastinum

See also: Soft tissue chapter
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. website. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • May present with superior vena cava syndrome or cardiorespiratory compromise
  • Any age
  • Also called inflammatory pseudotumor
Radiology description
  • Xray: asymmetric mediastinal widening with projection of mass into upper lung field
Case reports
Gross description
  • Dense white fibrosis, well demarcated from surrounding tissue
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Bland fusiform cells, haphazard or fascicular, with lymphocytes and other inflammatory cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Recurrent tumor