Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Nidal İflazoğlu1, Serpil Kaplan Kozan2, Tuğba Biri3, Serkan Ünlü4, Hasan Gökçe3, Serhat Doğan5, Oruç Numan Gökçe6

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Inonu University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
5Department of General Surgery, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
6Department of General Surgery, Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare soft tissue tumor which can be detected in many parts of the body. Its etiology and clinical behavior are not fully understood, and its treatment is controversial. This study aimed to present the management of a pancreatic tail case presenting with extracolonic obstruction findings. Unblock distal pancreatectomy + left surrenalectomy + left hemicolectomy + splenectomy operation was made with R0 resection principles. Although there are some medical treatments reported in children and unresectable tumors in the medical literature, complete surgical resection following oncological principles seems to be the most important and main treatment modality in the treatment of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors. However, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor has many aspects that are not yet clearly understood, and it is a disease being continuously researched.

Keywords: Myofibroblastic, pancreas, mass

Cite this article as: İflazoğlu N, Kaplan Kozan S, Biri T, Ünlü S, Gökçe H, Doğan S, et al. Pancreatic inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor presenting with extracolonic obstruction. Turk J Surg 2020; 36 (2): 233-237.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - N.İ., S.K.K.; Design - N.İ., S.K.K., S.Ü.; Supervision - N.İ., S.K.K., S.Ü., S.D.; Materials - T.B., H.G., S.Ü.; Data Collection and/or Processing - N.İ., S.K.K., S.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.D., S.Ü., O.N.G., H.G.; Literature Search - N.İ., S.K.K., T.B., H.G.; Writing Manuscript - N.İ., S.K.K., H.G., O.N.G.; Critical Reviews - H.G., O.N.G.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.