Karen Halldorsdottir*, Bruce Tranmer, John DeWitt and Alissa A Thomas
Department of Neurology, University of Vermont Medical Center, USAFulltext PDF
Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors (IMT) is a heterogenous group of neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of myofibroblastic spindle cells with inflammatory infiltrates. They exhibit a wide spectrum of histologic and clinical features. Accurate incidence is unclear as they have been described under different terms, including “inflammatory pseudotumor,” “inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. IMTs can recur and rarely show invasive features. Given high rate of recurrence, especially with CNS involvement, a close monitoring is needed. As our case illustrates, very late recurrences are possible, even after resection of localized disease, thus suggesting a need for long term follow up and surveillance imaging.
Brain neoplasms; Central nervous system; Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; Recurrence
Halldorsdottir K, Tranmer B, DeWitt J, Thomas AA. A Rare Case of Late Recurrence of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Involving the Meninges and Skull. Neurol Case Rep. 2021;4(1):1021..