Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare spindle cell lesion of indeterminate malignant potential occurring in both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tissues. This report describes an unusual presentation of an unusual tumor at an unusual location: an intramural ileal case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor presenting with intussusception in a 29-year-old woman. We characterize this tumor through microscopic and ultrastructural analysis, extensive immunohistochemical analysis, ploidy analysis, and Epstein-Barr virus in situ hybridization, and we report the finding of an ALK/TPM3 fusion using fluorescence in situ hybridization.
- Anaplastic lymphoma kinase
- Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine