The inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare stromal tumor with diverse imaging findings. The present study describes a case of contrast-enhanced CT and 18F-FDG PET/CT manifestations of an IMT with diffuse omental and mesenteric thickening and swelling in the entire abdominal cavity. It is extremely rare to observe such imaging features in the extrapulmonary IMT. Furthermore, this case emphasizes that 18F-FDG PET/CT holds the potential for demonstrating IMT lesion extent and correctly identifying appropriate sites for biopsy.
From the Department of Nuclear Medicine & Minnan PET Center, Xiamen Cancer Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.
Received for publication May 30, 2018; revision accepted June 29, 2018.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: Funding was provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 81701736). None declared to all authors.
Correspondence to: Haojun Chen, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine & Minnan PET Center, Xiamen Cancer Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, 55 Zhenhai Road, Xiamen 361003, China. E-mail: email@example.com.