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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) is a rare form of inflammatory pseudotumour of the lung. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice, with corticosteroid-based medical therapy reserved for cases where complete resection is not possible.1 To date, the majority of recurrent cases have occurred subsequent to incomplete resection or after discontinuation of steroids when used as primary therapy.1 2 There is a paucity of data guiding the follow-up of patients who undergo complete resection. In addition, the efficacy of oral steroids in the treatment of IMT remains poorly characterised and the optimal duration of therapy is unknown.
A 46-year-old lifetime non-smoker presented in December 2015 with dyspnoea, fatigue, night sweats and weight loss. A chest X-ray demonstrated a new left lower lobe mass. His history was significant only for a right pneumonectomy in June 2005 for a large inflammatory pseudotumour. This pneumonectomy was performed for definitive surgical management, as the mass was adjacent to …
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