Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Mimicking Meningioma: An Extraordinary Case


KÜÇÜK A., TÜMTÜRK A. , ULUTABANCA H. , GÖRKEM S. B. , Cubukcu G., KURTSOY A.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.33, no.2, pp.383-386, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-386

Abstract

Thirty-six year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with the complaints of increasing numbness in left arm and leg, headache and vomitting for one month. In her physical examination, 1/5 strength loss in left arm and leg and disestesy were detected. In the computerized tomography (CT) an intracranial tumor was showed in right parietal lob and in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hypointense was found in T1 weighed section and a tumor lesion causing hyperintense, lobule contured, located extraaxially, putting pressure on neural tissue, contrasted homogenously and leading to oedema effect on neural tissue in right parietal lob was detected in T2 weighed section. The lesion was totally excised with dura. Histopathologic diagnosis was reported as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. In the postoperative first month control, left hemiparesis was disappeared, however disestesy was continuing.