Fever of unknown origin as a presentation of gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in a two-year-old boy.

Min Young Cho, Youn Ki Min, Nam Ryeol Kim, Seong Jin Cho, Han Kyeom Kim, Kwang Chul Lee, Sung Ock Suh, Cheung Wung Whang

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Abstract

Gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an extremely rare lesion with mimicking malignant features and accompanied with various clinical manifestations. Here we present a 2-yr-old boy who had a gastric IMT with a huge extragastric mass, which closely resembled a neuroblastoma on imaging studies. He experienced intermittent fever and poor appetite for 6 weeks. Fever remained up to 38 degrees C even on the operation day. He underwent partial gastrectomy and distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy including the tumor. The preoperative fever disappeared and did not recur in the postoperative course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-703
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct

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    Cho, M. Y., Min, Y. K., Kim, N. R., Cho, S. J., Kim, H. K., Lee, K. C., Suh, S. O., & Whang, C. W. (2002). Fever of unknown origin as a presentation of gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in a two-year-old boy. Journal of Korean medical science, 17(5), 699-703. https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2002.17.5.699