Steroid Responsive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor With Central Nervous System Involvement: The Case Report


CERRAHOGLU SIRIN T., ÇELEBİSOY N. , GÖKÇAY F.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.30, no.1, pp.219-224, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-224

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign neoplasm that consists of myofibroblastic spindle cells and inflammatory cells. It rarely emerges and affects central nervous system (CNS). CNS IMT has a high frequency of recurrence and malign transformation. There is no standard treatment protocol and response to steroid is often uncertain. In the article, a CNS IMT case where relapse is observed after resection with a response to steroids is represented.