Table of Contents
To view the fulltext, log-in or choose pay-per-view options:
Get Access

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Larynx in a 2-Year-Old Male

Rodrigues M.a · Taylor R.J.a · Sun C.-C.b · Wolf J.S.a
aDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and bDepartment of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., USA ORL 2005;67:101–105 (DOI:10.1159/000084997)


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon neoplasm that is usually located in the lung in the pediatric population. These tumors contain a variety of cell types with the myofibroblast being dominant. When located in the upper airway, IMTs tend to be less aggressive, but have the potential for local invasion and recurrence. We present an unusual case of IMT in the pediatric larynx and review the medical literature describing the common locations, diagnosis, etiology, histology, and treatment of this tumor. The mainstay of treatment is complete surgical excision. Careful and frequent follow-up including frequent fiberoptic laryngoscopy and CT scans are recommended to evaluate for recurrence. More aggressive resection may be necessary if multiple recurrences occur.


Individual Users: Register with Karger Login Information

Please create your User ID & Password

Contact Information

I have read the Karger Terms and Conditions and agree.

Pay-per-View Options
Direct payment This item at the regular price: USD 38.00
Payment from account With a Karger Pay-per-View account (down payment USD 150) you profit from a special rate for this and other single items.
This item at the discounted price: USD 26.50