• Daniel Cabral Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Cristina Rodrigues Thoracic Surgery Department, CHLN, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Teresa Almodovar Pneumology Department, IPO Lisboa, Portugal
  • Analisa Ribeiro Pathology Department, CHLN, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Leonor Mota Pneumology Department, CHLN, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Francisco Félix Thoracic Surgery Department, CHLN, Lisboa, Portugal




Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs) are rare lesions. We report a case of a 55 year-old male, admitted with a pneumonia. Further investigation revealed a left lower lobe mass and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. Cytology of the bronchoalveolar lavage suggested a squamous cell carcinoma. He received four cycles of chemotherapy followed by a left lower lobectomy. Pathological analysis was compatible with IMT. Three months after surgery, a new IMT nodule located in the lingula was excised. Four months later,endobronchial involvement and the presence of liver nodules were detected.Ten months after the first surgery a CT revealed a sacrum lesion. Histology was compatible with undifferentiated sarcoma and a sarcomatous transformation was assumed.


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Cabral D, Rodrigues C, Almodovar T, Ribeiro A, Mota L, Félix F. UNUSUAL BEHAVIOUR OF A LUNG INFLAMMATORY MYOFIBROBLASTIC TUMOUR. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 May 21];27(2):129-30. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/62



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