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Int J Surg Case Rep


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the transverse colon with synchronous gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a patient with ulcerative colitis: a case report.


Raffaeli E, Cardinali L, Fianchini M, Brancorsini D, Mosca P, Marmorale C
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 60:141-144.
PMID: 31220684.


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare proliferative disease of uncertain etiology, characterized by the proliferation of fusate or epithelioid myofibroblasts admixed with predominantly mononuclear inflammatory cells. IMT is generally considered a benign lesion, although in some cases this neoplasm has shown an aggressive behavior in terms of local recurrence and metastasis. We report the case of a patient with a ten-year history of ulcerative colitis affected by IMT of the transverse colon and by synchronous gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of stomach.