Isolated endobronchial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an unusual diagnosis among endobronchial masses in childhood. The presenting signs and symptoms may mimic asthma. Rigid bronchoscopy is effective for the diagnosis and treatment. Follow-up is mandatory to check for recurrent disease. Here in, the authors report on a 9-year-old girl with endobronchial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor to emphasize the possibility of endobronchial lesion in children with longstanding obstructive symptoms.
Departments of *Pediatric Surgery
†Radiology, Pediatric Radiology Unit
‡Pediatrics, Pediatric Pathology Unit
§Pediatrics, Pediatric-Oncology Unit
¶Pediatrics, Allergy and Asthma Unit, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: İbrahim Karnak, MD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received November 13, 2012
Accepted January 15, 2013