ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An intrabronchial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor treated with argon plasma and cryotherapy
Sinem Nedime Sökücü, Ahmet Levent Karasulu, Levent Dalar, Neslihan Fener, Sedat Altın
1Departments of Chest Diseases, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Pathology, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.129
Inflammatory myofibroblastic lung tumor is a rare and non-malignant neoplasm which can either be asymptomatic or be characterized by variable clinical expressions. It is a benign lesion, most likely reactive in nature. Its basic morphological characteristic is spindle cell (myoblasts and fibroblasts) proliferation which vary in number and type of inflammatory cells. In this article, we present an 18-yearold female patient with an intratracheal inflammatory pseudotumor arising from the right tracheobronchial angle.
Keywords : Cryotherapy; endobronchial ultrasound; inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
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