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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2001;12(2): 117-120.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytologic Findings of Gastric Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: A case report.
Ji Hye Lee, Bong Kyung Shin, Chung Yeul Kim, Seong Jin Cho, Han Kyeom Kim, In Sun Kim
Department of Pathology, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. whui@freechal.com
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, histologically characterized by the presence of bland-looking spindle cells and infiltration of chronic inflammatory cells, is extremely rare in the gastric wall. We report a case of gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in a 27-month-old boy. The fine needle aspiration biopsy from the mass showed loose clusters or scattered spindle cells and inflammatory cells, predominantly of lymphocytes and plasma cells. The spindle cells resembled fibroblasts or myofibroblasts. Differential diagnosis from benign and malignant diseases involving abdominal cavity was discussed.
Key Words: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; fine needle aspiration cytology; stomach