Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of caecum presenting as recurrent intussusception: A case report


  • Dinesh Kumar Barolia Senior resident
  • Aditya Pratap Singh Department of Paediatric Surgery
  • Harsha Vinod Bathia Department of Anaesthia
  • Vipal H Parmar Consultant histopathologist
  • Bhavana Asit Mehta Head of Department Histoanatomic Pathology Department
  • Shraddha Mehta Consultant, Department of Pathology



Caecum, Desmin, Immunohistochemistry, Inflammatory tumor, Myofibroblastic tumor, Pseudotumor, Recurrent intussusception, Spindle cell tumor, Vimentin


Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an uncommon tumor. It commonly affects the lung but it can be found anywhere in the body.  

Case Report: We are reporting a case of caecal mass presenting as recurrent intussusceptions. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of caecum. Immunohistochemistry of tumor cells were positive for vimentin, smooth muscle actin, MIB 1, and CD 45 in lymphoid cells in the stroma of the tumor.

Conclusion: Recurrent intussusception should be kept as one of the differential diagnosis in patient with caecal mass with recurrent abdominal pain. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the caecum is unusual in paediatric patients and may present as recurrent intussusception.


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Author Biographies

Dinesh Kumar Barolia, Senior resident

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sir Padampat Mother and Child Health Institute, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Aditya Pratap Singh, Department of Paediatric Surgery

Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Mahavir Nagar, Sumerpur, District – Pali, Rajasthan, India

Harsha Vinod Bathia, Department of Anaesthia

Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Mahavir Nagar, Sumerpur, District – Pali, Rajasthan, India

Vipal H Parmar, Consultant histopathologist

Consultant histopathologist at neuberg supratech references laboratories, Ahmedabad (NSRL)

Bhavana Asit Mehta, Head of Department Histoanatomic Pathology Department

 Neuberg Supratech Reference Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Shraddha Mehta, Consultant, Department of Pathology

 Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Mahavir Nagar, Sumerpur, District – Pali, Rajasthan, India


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Barolia DK, Singh AP, Bathia HV, Parmar VH, Mehta BA, Mehta S. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of caecum presenting as recurrent intussusception: A case report. J Pediatr Adolesc Surg [Internet]. 2021Jun.1 [cited 2022Jan.28];1(2):92-4. Available from:
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