Spontaneous resolution of inflmmatory myofibroblastic tumor of the kidney

Adam C. Calaway, Dibson Gondim, Muhammad Idrees, Ronald S. Boris

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the kidney is a rare and benign condition often confused with renal malignancy based on clinical presentation and radiologic evaluation that has commonly been treated with nephrectomy. Utilizing renal mass biopsy to help diagnose and guide therapeutic intervention is increasing but has not been universally adopted to this point. We present a case of an incidentally found atypical renal mass in a 71-year-old female diagnosed as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the kidney after core needle biopsy. This tumor was managed conservatively without surgical intervention and resolved spontaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7582-7585
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Kidney
  • Renal mass biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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