Anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase-negative inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of triceps brachii: Case report


Jt Dis Relat Surg. 2020;31(3):605-609. doi: 10.5606/ehc.2020.74662.


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a non-neoplastic benign lesion comprising various inflammatory cells, including myofibroblasts and vascular tissues. It is a rare tumor that sometimes shows similar signs and progression as malignant tumors. The anatomical sites of IMTs include the lungs, liver, orbit, skin, mesentery, and maxillary sinus, but they rarely occur in the limb musculoskeletal system. To our knowledge, no case of neurological symptoms caused by the tumor in the triceps

brachii muscle has been reported. In this article, we report the case of a 42-year-old male patient with an IMT that grew rapidly in the triceps brachii muscle and consequently caused symptoms of ulnar nerve lesion owing to its increasing size. The patient showed no ulnar nerve lesion symptoms after undergoing wide excision and was diagnosed with anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase- negative IMT.