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Article Type:          CASEREPORT
Article Title:          Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of Ileo-Caecal Region
Author(s) Name:    Sahar Iqbal1, Noshin Wasim Yusuf2, Ayesha Imtiaz Malik1, Ikramul Haq1, Ishtiaq Ahmed1
Objective:               Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor. Other terminologies such as inflammatory pseudotumor, plasma cell granuloma, pseudosarcomatousmyofibroblastic proliferation and inflammatory myofibrohistiocytic proliferation is also used for this tumor
Date:                        October- December

ABSTRACT
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor. Other terminologies such as inflammatory pseudotumor, plasma cell granuloma,
pseudosarcomatousmyofibroblastic proliferation and inflammatory myofibrohistiocytic proliferation is also used for this tumor. IMT is an
uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm which can present at any age & both genders, but usually affect children & young adults. Predominantly
it affects the lungs. Besides lung, IMT can also occur in retroperitoneum, mediastinum, liver, spleen & intestines. It has been an issue
of great debate for long times, as to whether it is inflammatory reactive process or a neoplastic condition. But now according to recent data,
IMTs are considered to be neoplasm of low grade malignant potential. IMT of ileocecal region is a rare tumor sharing histologic features
with many other mesenchymal tumors, causing diagnostic dilemma. We report here a case of young female who presented with intestinal
obstruction due to a large caecal mass diagnosed clinico-radiologicaly as carcinoma caecum.
Keywords: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, colon, gastro-intestinal stromal tumor, recurrence, malignant potential