Renal Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: A Case Report and Comprehensive Review of Literature

Nora G. Lee, Mariam P. Alexander, Huihong Xu, David S. Wang


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign tumor found in various organs with a sparse number of cases reported in the kidney. We report a case of IMT in a 48-year-old male who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a 2.4 cm renal mass suspicious for renal cell carcinoma. Pathologic findings revealed spindle shaped cells in a myxoid background with lymphoid aggregates consistent with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

World J Oncol. 2011;2(2):85-88


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; Inflammatory pseudotumor; Plasma cell granuloma

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