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Endobronchial Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a 3-Year-Old ChildFunding No grant was received for this study.
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a mesenchymal tumor that can occur at any age. However, it is primarily seen in children, with the most common site being in the lung parenchyma, usually present with rare endobronchial lesions. This case reports the incidence in a 3-year-old girl diagnosed with pericardiac pneumonia treated with antibiotics with no clinical improvement. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan identified a 1.5-cm lesion in the left main bronchus. Bronchoscopy revealed complete obstruction of the left main stem bronchus. A left posterolateral thoracotomy was performed. Additionally, a left sleeve upper bronchial resection was conducted under fibroendoscopic control. Definitive histology confirmed IMT. After 2 years of endoscopic follow-up, there is no evidence of recurrence.
All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional and National Research Committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants (children's parents) included in the study.
The manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors; the requirements for authorship have been met and each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work.
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* Both authors equally contributed to the work.
Received: 03 June 2022
Accepted: 13 December 2022
Accepted Manuscript online:
28 January 2023
Article published online:
16 March 2023
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