Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : August | Volume : 10 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD07 - OD09

Endobronchial Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour- A Case Report OD07-OD09

Vishnukanth Govindaraj, Debasis Gochhait, Balla Nagamalli Kumar, Suryakala Narayanasami

Dr. Vishnukanth Govindaraj,
No:3, Rajaya Street, Radhakrishnan Nagar, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry-605007, India.

Lung malignancies are on the rise and sadly present at an advanced stage. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is used for staging as well as in diagnosis of lung malignancies. However, not all endobronchial growth are malignant. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour (IMT) is one of the rare tumours of the lung. A controversy regarding the benign versus malignant nature of the tumour is still ongoing. The management of these tumours can be challenging because there are no established treatment protocols. Although IMT most commonly arises from lung, endobronchial presentation is very rare. We report a case of endobronchial presentation of IMT and discuss about its aetiology and treatment options.