Article Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: difficult to manage

Authors: Peter Sze-Yuen Yu


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is considered a neoplastic reaction to an inflammatory insult (1). As a rare condition but masquerading as a number of common presentations, this inflammatory tumor deserves particular attention. IMT also causes dilemmas in diagnosis and management. Based on mainly small case series and scattered case reports, establishing a guide to diagnosis and management is difficult. In view of variability of its nature and complexity of information from the literature, a general consideration and approach to IMTs is discussed in this article.