Rare Benign Inflammatory Tumor of Esophagus Masquerading as Malignancy

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors are mesenchymal neoplasms with intermediate biological potential. They tend to affect the lungs and abdominopelvic area but rarely occur in the esophagus. Only a few cases of esophageal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors have been reported in the English literature. Herein, we report an esophageal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor masquerading as an esophageal cancer. A 39-year-old woman complained of progressive dysphagia, and esophagogastroscopy revealed a 5-cm tumor in the lower esophagus. Ivor-Lewis surgery was performed, and the tumor was diagnosed as an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; the patient was successfully treated with surgery.

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Lee, S.Y., Kim, K.W. & Kang, M.H. Rare Benign Inflammatory Tumor of Esophagus Masquerading as Malignancy. Indian J Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-020-02307-7

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Keywords

  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Esophagus
  • Surgery