Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the midesophagus

Steven B. Goldin, Dana Osborne, Charles Paidas, Justin Iannello, Enid Gilbert-Barness, Richard Karl, Michael J. Wilsey

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□ An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMFT) is a rare entity that can arise in a multiplicity of organs including the lung, liver, and at any location within the gastrointestinal tract. Typically, an IMFT presents as a localized mass with clinical symptoms dependent upon its site of origin. IMFTs pathologically resemble a neoplastic process but are theorized to arise from an unknown inflammatory event. We present a case of a midesophageal IMFT in a 12-year-old female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Epstein-Barr
  • Esophagus
  • Myofibroblastic
  • Pseudotumor
  • Spindle cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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