Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare neoplasms that can involve the airway. Recent studies have shown their malignant behavior with local recurrence and potential metastatic spread; half of the cases are associated with anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement. Complete surgical resection is recommended, when feasible. We present a case of a 26-year-old woman admitted to our institution with severe respiratory failure; she was affected with primary IMT of the trachea and underwent complete surgical resection.
Primary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the trachea / Pecoraro, Ylenia; Diso, Daniele; Anile, Marco; Russo, Emanuele; Patella, Miriam; Venuta, Federico. - In: RESPIROLOGY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2051-3380. - ELETTRONICO. - 2:4(2014), pp. 147-149. [10.1002/rcr2.81]