ALK positive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour of the pineal region.
Clarke AJ., Jacques TS., Galloway MJ., Thom M., Kitchen ND., Plant GT.
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs) are an uncommon spindle cell neoplasm with a dense inflammatory infiltrate, usually encountered in children. IMTs of the central nervous system are extremely rare. This report describes the case of an IMT in a 61 year old man, in the pineal region. The tumour was completely excised, and immunohistochemistry demonstrated anaplastic lymphoma kinase 1 expression. There was no tumour recurrence during 18 months of follow-up. Our case extends both the age range and sites of occurrence of this rare tumour.