Intradural extramedullary spinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

A case report and review of literature

Cheng T. Hsieh, En Yuen Lin, Wen Chiuan Tsai, Tung H. Tsai, Yung Hsiao Chiang, Cheng F. Chang

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Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, also called inflammatory pseudotumor, is an uncommon soft tissue lesion of unknown etiology, which is characterized by inflammatory cells and fibrous stroma. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor involving the spinal cord is extremely rare and, to date, only 12 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case in a 25-year-old man presenting with low back pain, numbness below the umbilical region, progressive bilateral lower limb weakness and urinary incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intradural extramedullary spinal tumor with spinal cord compression at the T8-T9 level. The tumor was later totally removed and histological examination confirmed a diagnosis of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Six months later, the patient could walk without assistance and completely recovered without any profound neurological deficits. The relevant literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Neoplasms
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Plasma Cell Granuloma
Umbilicus
Spinal Cord Compression
Hypesthesia
Urinary Incontinence
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • Spinal tumor

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Intradural extramedullary spinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor : A case report and review of literature. / Hsieh, Cheng T.; Lin, En Yuen; Tsai, Wen Chiuan; Tsai, Tung H.; Chiang, Yung Hsiao; Chang, Cheng F.

In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), Vol. 26, No. 4, 08.2006, p. 133-136.

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Hsieh, Cheng T. ; Lin, En Yuen ; Tsai, Wen Chiuan ; Tsai, Tung H. ; Chiang, Yung Hsiao ; Chang, Cheng F. / Intradural extramedullary spinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor : A case report and review of literature. In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan). 2006 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 133-136.
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