Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK 1) staining and molecular analysis in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours of the bladder: a preliminary clinicopathological study of nine cases and review of the literature

@article{Freeman2004AnaplasticLK,
  title={Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK 1) staining and molecular analysis in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours of the bladder: a preliminary clinicopathological study of nine cases and review of the literature},
  author={Alex Freeman and Nicola Geddes and Philippa Munson and Jean Joseph and Pramila Ramani and Ann Sandison and Cyril Fisher and M Connie Parkinson},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={765-771}
}
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMFT) may arise at any anatomical site, including lung, soft tissues, retroperitoneum and bladder. Although morphologically similar, these lesions encompass a spectrum of entities with differing aetiology, ranging from reactive/regenerative proliferations to low-grade neoplasms with a risk of local recurrence, but no significant metastatic potential. Vesical IMFT usually presents as a polypoid mass with a pale firm cut surface and can be of considerable… CONTINUE READING