A case of cutaneous inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

Soo Bin Son, Young Soo Heo, Won Woong Shin, Tae Seok Oh, Hae Jun Song, C. H. Oh

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Pseudo-inflammatory tumors are also known as plasma cell granuloma, inflammatory pseudo-tumor and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and these tumors are a group of highly variable proliferations of myofibroblastic cells that are associated with a prominent inflammatory infiltrate. This tumor is known to most commonly occur in the lungs, bladder and gastrointestinal system with only a few cases having been reported in the skin. A previously healthy 26-year-old man presented with a 6-year history of an intermittently pruritic lesion on his back. On the histologic examination, there were spindle cells in fascicles and a mixed inflammatory cellular infiltrate of plasma cells and lymphocytes. A diagnosis of inflammatory fibroblastic tumor was made and the nodule was surgically removed. We report here on an additional case of this rare cutaneous entity, and it is probably the first such report from Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Myofibroblastic
  • Pseudo-inflammatory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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