Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare neoplasm of intermediate malignant potential. Although inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor occurs at multiple anatomic locations, an esophageal lesion is extremely rare. We describe a 43-year-old man who presented with severe dysphagia and an inflammatory syndrome, secondary to esophageal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. The patient was treated successfully with esophagectomy and remains disease free at 1 year. This case illustrates the complexities involved in managing a large esophageal myofibroblastic tumor and highlights that esophagectomy, rather than enucleation, should be the treatment of choice. © 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Privette, A., Fisk, P., Leavitt, B., Cooper, K., & McCahill, L. (2008). Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Presenting With Esophageal Obstruction and an Inflammatory Syndrome. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 86(4), 1364–1367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.03.056