The enigmatic inflammatory pseudotumours: The current state of our understanding, or misunderstanding

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Abstract

The inflammatory pseudotumour is a bona fide tumour in the sense of a mass lesion, which is known to present in virtually every anatomic region and organ from the central nervous system to the gastrointestinal tract. A fundamental question about pathogenesis is whether the inflammatory pseudotumour is a pseudo-or true neoplasm. There is evidence to support the argument that some of these fibroinflammatory masses are infection-associated and are often characterized by a proliferation of spindled histiocytes and/or dendritic cells, in contrast to a myofibroblastic proliferation in the other inflammatory pseudotumour, also known as the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pathology
Volume192
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2000

Keywords

  • Histogenesis
  • Inflammatory
  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour
  • Pathogenesis
  • Pseudomonas infection
  • Pseudotumour

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