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Pulmonary Plasma Cell Granuloma

Last updated July 19, 2017

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP


The topic Pulmonary Plasma Cell Granuloma you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of Lung.

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  • Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of Lung is a rare, mostly benign tumor of the lung. They can grow to large sizes and are known to occur in middle-aged adults
  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is generally considered as a benign tumor with aggressive behavior (low-grade tumor), which can occur anywhere in the body
  • Only around 1% of the lung tumors are inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors. Despite being very rare, the lung is the most common site of IMT involvement
  • The cause of Pulmonary Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor is generally unknown. There are also no well-established risk factors for this tumor type
  • The tumor may be located at any location in the lung, but is mostly found in the bronchus (airways). The signs and symptoms are generally non-specific, but may include breathing difficulties, chest pain, and coughing with blood. Complications, such as fluid in the lungs or a partial lung collapse, are known to occur occasionally
  • The mainstay of treatment is a surgical excision that can be curative. The prognosis is generally good on complete removal of the tumor, but some tumors are known to recur and rarely they can even metastasize

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First uploaded: July 19, 2017
Last updated: July 19, 2017