Cardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Amanda L. Eilers, Alia N. Nazarullah, Edward S. Shipper, Jaishree S. Jagirdar, John H. Calhoon, S. Adil Husain

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Although inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) can be found in virtually every major organ, cardiac origin is rare. After recently providing care to a child who presented with a significant myocardial infarction, interest in this rare tumor was piqued. We describe a comprehensive review of cardiac IMT, including information on nomenclature, epidemiology, clinical features, pathogenesis, gross/histological features, immunohistochemical profile, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Fifty-seven cases were identified in the literature. Interestingly, our case represents the seventh case of coronary artery involvement reported. Moreover, it was found that an initial presentation of sudden death most commonly involves the coronary arteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-564
Number of pages9
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2014


  • cardiac
  • inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • inflammatory pseudotumor
  • plasma cell granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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