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Aggressive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Urinary Bladder in Children

Journal: Pediatric Urology Case Reports (Vol.1, No. 4)

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Page : 29-34

Keywords : Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor; urinary bladder; children; non-bacterial cystitis; hematuria; pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation;

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the genitourinary tract is a well-known entity. The majority of the literature characterizes IMT of the bladder as a benign, slow growing tumor in children. We present two cases of aggressive IMT. Although rhabdomyosarcoma is more common, IMT should remain within the differential diagnosis for any bladder mass found in a child or young adult. The diagnosis of IMT is important in preventing unnecessary diagnostic procedures and guiding the appropriate treatment.

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