Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the gall bladder: a rare case report

  • Anita Nangia Lady Hardinge Medical College
  • Shivali Sehgal Lady Hardinge Medical College
  • Mukta Pujani Lady Hardinge Medical College
  • Karsing Patiri Lady Hardinge Medical College
Keywords: Inflammatory, Myofibroblastic Tumor, Gall Bladder, Pseudotumor


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a benign proliferation of myofibroblasts, which is prone to recurrence, persistent local growth as well as malignant transformation. The commonest site reported in the biliary tree is the extrahepatic bile duct. Gall bladder is a rare site for the development of an IMT. We report a case of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the gall bladder in an adult female with coextistent cholecystitis and cholelithiasis. It is important to acknowledge this entity since it can mimic malignancy.

Author Biographies

Anita Nangia, Lady Hardinge Medical College
Department of Pathology, Professor
Shivali Sehgal, Lady Hardinge Medical College
Department of Pathology, Senior Resident
Mukta Pujani, Lady Hardinge Medical College
Department of Pathology, Assistant Professor
Karsing Patiri, Lady Hardinge Medical College
Department of Pathology, Senior Resident


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