Inflammatory pseudotumors after stem cell transplantation

Tufan A. , Bahat G.

HEMATOLOGY REPORTS, vol.7, no.3, pp.77-79, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/hr.2015.5848
  • Title of Journal : HEMATOLOGY REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-79


Inflammatory pseudotumors (IPT) are rare tumors that occur in various organs and tissues. The clinical picture varies from the more frequent benign lesions to rare malignant tumors with distant metastases. IPTs associated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is rarely reported. In this article, we review the reports of IPT after HSCT. We also review the possible factors involved in the pathogenesis. IPT may be rare but they are a potentially serious complication of HSCT. A knowledge of these entities and insistence on a definitive biopsy of mass lesions in the post-HSCT period can avoid unnecessary treatment such as radical surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.