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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

, 15:56

First Online: 09 April 2015Received: 26 October 2014Accepted: 23 March 2015DOI: 10.1186-s12872-015-0020-6

Cite this article as: Chen, X., Zheng, C.F., Wang, X. et al. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2015 15: 56. doi:10.1186-s12872-015-0020-6


BackgroundInflammatory pseudotumor is an unusual benign entity that can mimic malignancy in many different organ systems.

Case presentationWe present a patient with a neck mass, which clinically and radiologically appeared to be a malignant tumor that encircled a segment of the left common carotid artery. The operation was performed and further histopathological evaluation confirmed this mass to be an inflammatory pseudotumor. After 4 years follow up, no recurrence was observed for this patient.

ConclusionsDespite its rarity, IPT is important because it can simulate neoplastic disease. The contrast imaging may be helpful in differential diagnosis, but no findings are characteristic. The diagnosis of the IPT of carotid artery can be challenging for the surgeons. Certain diagnosis depends on either core biopsy or intra- or post-operative pathological examination. The surgical excision may be a curative option.

KeywordsInflammatory pseudotumor Carotid artery Xudong Chen and Cheng Fei Zheng contributed equally to this work.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-s12872-015-0020-6 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Xudong Chen - Cheng Fei Zheng - Xiaoling Wang - Hannu Savolainen - Jin wei - Jianhui Li

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