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Gastric Miofibroblastic Inflammatory Tumor in a 4-Year Old Female (Abstract)

G. Aprodu, Doina Mihaila, F. Filip, V. Munteanu

Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics Department‘Sf. Maria’ Children’s Hospital

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania



Summary: We present the case of a 4-year old female admitted for management of a gastric tumor. Following the routine preoperative assessment, the patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with partial gastrectomy and removal of a 15-cm tumor. Histochemistry analysis using antibodies against CD117, vimentin, desmin, smooth muscle, S100 and Ki67 made the diagnosis of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT). The patient received no adjuvant chemotherapy. No recurrence was detected during the 9-month follow up. It is reiterated that the clinical presentation of gastric IMT is not specific and only histochemistry can differentiate between IMT and other high-grade malignancy conditions.

Key words: tumor, gastric, inflammatory, myofibroblastic, child


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