Primary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the trachea

Ylenia Pecoraro, Daniele Diso, Marco Anile, Emanuele Russo, Miriam Patella, Federico Venuta

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare neoplasms that can involve the airway. Recent studies have shown their malignant behavior with local recurrence and potential metastatic spread; half of the cases are associated with anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement. Complete surgical resection is recommended, when feasible. We present a case of a 26-year-old woman admitted to our institution with severe respiratory failure; she was affected with primary IMT of the trachea and underwent complete surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • ALK
  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • Trachea
  • Tracheal resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pecoraro, Y., Diso, D., Anile, M., Russo, E., Patella, M., & Venuta, F. (2014). Primary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the trachea. Respirology Case Reports, 2(4), 147-149.