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Pure Endobronchial Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in Children

Karnak, İbrahim MD; Haliloğlu, Mithat MD; Orhan, Diclehan MD; Yalçin, Bilgehan MD; Kalayci, Ömer MD

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: March 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 108–110
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3182880ed3
Original Articles

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:

Received November 13, 2012

Accepted January 15, 2013

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