Successful combination chemotherapy for metastatic inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: A case report

Kyoko Inadomi, Hozumi Kumagai, Kotoe Takayoshi, Hiroshi Ariyama, Hitoshi Kusaba, Akihiro Nishie, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Ken Takase, Mamoru Tanaka, Kosuke Sagara, Yuta Okumura, Kenta Nio, Michitaka Nakano, Shuji Arita, Yoshinao Oda, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


A 64-year-old male presented with increased abdominal fullness and fever. Radiological examination revealed moderate ascites, a tumor with a diameter of 12.5 cm in the mesenteric region, as well as multiple tumors in the thoracic and abdominal para-aortic regions and in the left supraclavicular regions. Pathohistological findings of the biopsy specimen revealed atypical spindle cells accompanied by infiltration of lymphocytes. The plasmacytes were positive for CD68, murine double minute 2 and S-100, while they were negative for α-smooth muscle actin, cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and anaplastic lymphoma kinase. Clinically, the patient presented systemic symptoms and laboratory results indicated an elevation in the inflammatory response, while the CT and MRI findings were consistent with an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT). Based on the clinical and histological findings, the patient was diagnosed with IMT. In total, 4 cycles of combination chemotherapy with doxorubicin and ifosfamide were administered. Tumor size reduction by 50% was achieved subsequent to the 4th chemotherapy cycle. In conclusion, successful control of this rare metastatic IMT was achieved by systemic chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2981-2985
Number of pages5
JournalOncology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


Dive into the research topics of 'Successful combination chemotherapy for metastatic inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this