Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an uncommon lesion, also called pseudotumor, with a variable natural course from benign with spontaneous regression to mimicking malignant tumors. We report a case of diffuse peritoneal and omental pseudotumor in a 10-year-old boy characterized by aggressive behavior at the onset followed by stability after subtotal resection and chemotherapy. Total excision was not possible because of the tumor dissemination over the whole peritoneal surface. Adjuvant antiinflammatory drug (ketorolac tromethamine) and chemotherapy (methotrexate-vinblastine followed by ifosfamide-adriamycin and ifosfamide alone) were helpful to obtain rapidly complete resolution of clinical symptoms and anatomic stability of the residual lesions. Long-term evolution, in the absence of continued therapy, has been characterized by progressive involution and reduction of the residual masses.
- Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
- Omental tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health