Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Recurrence of Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Lung after Eleven Years of Remission
Kazuma KishiTakeshi FujiiAtsuko KurosakiKoichiro NakataKunihiko Yoshimura
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2009 Volume 48 Issue 12 Pages 1079-1083

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The standard treatment of inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung is surgical excision. However, little data is available on steroid therapy in patients with the unresectable disease. Here, we report a patient with recurrent inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung with pleural involvement who had been successfully treated with corticosteroid eleven years previously. Like the previous treatment, retreatment with corticosteroid proved to be effective for the recurred lesion. In addition, the patient had developed extramammary Paget's disease and bladder cancer after the initial onset of inflammatory pseudotumor. Steroid therapy could be an optional modality in treating unresectable inflammatory pseudotumor, although long-term follow-up is definitely necessary.

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