CHRONIC COUGH IN A 10- YEAR OLD BOY AS A FIRST PRESENTATION OF INFLAMMATORY MYOFIBROBLASTIC TUMOR (IMT): A CASE REPORT
Dr. Seyedi javad
Dr. Elmi Saghi
Dr. Elmi Sam
Dr. Zabolinejad Nona
Dr. Erfani Sayyar
Dr. Hiradfar Mehran
Corresponding Author : Dr. Elmi Saghi
Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Studies
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign tumor with an unknown origin. Its clinical and radiological manifestations are variable and non specific, also half of them are asymptomatic while cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea are possible to see. Therefore diagnosis is too hard to establish unless an exactly evaluation by an expert pathologist on a biopsy from surgical resection .The standard treatment for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons is a complete resection whereas incomplete resection increases the risk of recurrence. Here we report a 10-year old boy with prolonged cough and collapse-consolidation in his chest x-ray who referred to our pediatric center in north east of Iran.
Key words: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, cough, collapse, pediatric.