Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) consists of myofibroblastic and inflammatory cell infiltration in the tissues. Recurrence and malignant transformation rate of this tumor is very unusual and regarded as benign fibroinflammatory disease. The etiological factor of this tumor is unknown but infection, trauma, and immunologic factors are blamed.
In this case report, we report a 30-year-old woman with a proliferative mass on her right side of tongue, which was diagnosed as “IMT.” Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is very rarely found on tongue. This type of tumor may be misdiagnosed as malignant tumor because of its diagnostic difficulties. Wide local excision of tumor was done for an adequate treatment.
Conclusion: Clinical as well as radiological behavior of IMT is aggressive, so it may be misdiagnosed as malignant tumor. Therefore, its accurate diagnosis is vital to prevent unnecessary radical resection.
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