NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Spindle Cell Pseudotumor Mimicking Malignancy in an Immunocompetent Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

June 2018

Department

Pathology

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced pseudotumors, or mass-like lesions in the colon, are a rare entity. We report a case of CMV-related spindle cell pseudotumor in an immunocompetent patient with a left ventricular assist device. This case highlights the importance of considering CMV-induced inflammatory pseudotumor when evaluating tumorous lesions in the colon, as well as the importance of appropriate diagnostic work-up, including proper biopsy technique and meticulous review of the pathology.

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