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Pathology Forum
July 2000

Quiz Case 1

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(7):900-905. doi:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors are widely considered to be neoplastic lesions that are essentially benign. They consist of a diffuse spindle cell proliferation of myofibroblasts with a distinctive, fibroinflammatory background. As with many soft tissue tumors, confusion exists in the literature regarding the nomenclature for this lesion. Most commonly, IMTs have been referred to as inflammatory psuedotumors, plasma cell granulomas, and inflammatory fibrosarcomas. Currently, the World Heath Organization considers IMTand inflammatory fibrosarcomato be synonymous.1

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