Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung- a case report
1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010, 5:55 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-5-55Published: 20 July 2010
A 45-year-old man presented with a six-month history of progressive dyspnea with productive cough and wheezing. The patient was a heavy smoker and had a history of tongue cancer, hypertension, and asthma. Chest X-ray and computed tomography showed a mass lesion in the left hilar region and total collapse of the upper left lobe of the lung. Bronchoscopy revealed a whitish solid tumor obstructing the left upper lobe bronchus. Positron emission tomography showed increased tracer uptake in the lesion. A thoracoscopic lobectomy of the left upper lobe of the lung was performed. The final pathologic diagnosis was inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.