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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-150

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the urinary bladder: A diagnostic challange and therapeutic dilemma

1 Department of Pathology, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sidhra, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Urology, Government Medical College Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Aneeta Singh
Department of Pathology, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences, Sidhra, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.157174

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare, aggressive tumor of indeterminate malignant potential with myofibroblastic differentiation. Though bladder location is very uncommon, it arises from the bladder submucosal stroma as a polypoidal growth and is easily mistaken for a malignant neoplasm- clinically, radiologically and histologically. Essential criteria for the diagnosis of IMT are: spindle myoepithelial cell proliferation and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. Here we report the case of a 30 years old man who presented with painless gross haematuria for 2 weeks. The patient underwent open partial cystectomy and the final pathological diagnosis was IMT of bladder.

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