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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 644--649

Recurrent meningeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: A case report and literature review

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Clínico San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
2 Department of Image Diagnosis, Clínico San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Clínico San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
4 Department of Anatomic Pathology, Clínico San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Maria Pascual-Gallego
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario Clínico San Carlos, Prof. Martín Lagos s/n, 28040, Madrid
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.125273

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An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare lesion with an uncertain prognosis and a disorder difficult to classify. IMTs are a heterogeneous group of lesions, sometimes indistinguishable from meningiomas and other expanding or inflammatory lesions of the central nervous system. This report presents a patient with IMT, who presented with recurrent retroocular pain radiating to the occipital region and no neurologic deficits. He had early recurrence in spite of total resection of the lesion. The clinical profile of 18 patients with either progression or recurrence has been reviewed


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