Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor arising in the pancreatic
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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) (syn. plasma cell granuloma, inflammatory pseudotumor) are solid neoplastic mesenchymal proliferations composed of myofibroblastic spindle cells admixed with the inflammatory infiltrate of plasma cells, lymphocytes, eosinophils, and histiocytes in a collagenous or myxoid matrix. Most of the IMTs often affect children and young adults, with a slight female predominance. The etiology and cellular origin of IMT remains unknown. Human herpes viruses 3 and 8, Eikenella corrodens, and Epstein-Barr virus have been proposed as possible infectious triggers of the IMT. The most common sites of involvement are the lungs, mesentery, and omentum.This article reports a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor arising in pancreatic head in a 32-year-old female who underwent Whipple’s procedure...

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