Neonatal umbilical inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

  • Christoph H. Houben
  • Ruth Knüchel-Clarke
Keywords: inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, neonatal tumor, surgical resection, umbilicus

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors represent a tumor class of intermediate malignant potential predominantly seen in children and adolescents. Here is the first description of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor at the umbilicus of a neonate. In neonates the main sites of presentation are equally distributed between the thoracic and the abdominal region. In a third of the neonates the tumor is identified on an antenatal scan. The preferred treatment option is resection of the tumor. Spontaneous regression has been described.

Keywords: inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, neonatal tumor, surgical resection, umbilicus

Published
2018-02-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1687-4137
print ISSN: 1687-4137