Infantile Digital Fibroma: A Rare Fibromatosis

Etan Marks, Michelle R. Ewart

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Abstract

Infantile digital fibroma is a rare benign lesion that usually occurs during the first 2 years of life. It can be multiple, but it is usually a single lesion. If it grows large enough it can cause joint deformities or interfere with everyday activities. Microscopically, the neoplastic cells usually have inclusion bodies that are best highlighted with a Masson trichrome stain but can often be seen on hematoxylin-eosin staining. Treatment for this entity is usually watchful waiting because of its ability to spontaneously regress, but excision is recommended if the lesion is symptomatic. More recently, fluorouracil or injectable steroids have shown great promise in inducing regression without the complications that accompany surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1156
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of pathology & laboratory medicine
Volume140
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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