• Users Online: 65
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-71

Juvenile fibromatosis: Report of a rare case


1 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
2 Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Halima Oziohu Aliyu
Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/atp.atp_7_20

Get Permissions

Fibromatosis is a rare benign tumor arising from the myofibroblast. It is a locally aggressive tumor with a high rate of recurrence but no malignant potential. Fibromatosis can occur anywhere in the body. It is rare in the head-and-neck region and even rarer in children. We report a case occurring in the neck of a child. A 7-year-old boy presented with progressive left-sided, posterior neck swelling of 4 years and 3 years history of the loss of ability to vocalize. Imaging studies revealed a mass at the base of the skull and posterior neck on the left, with the preserved surrounding bone. The patient had a complete excision of the mass and histology confirmed juvenile fibromatosis. Juvenile fibromatosis of the head-and-neck region is a rare benign tumor of childhood. Tissue biopsy confirms the diagnosis. The recurrence rate is high following wide local excision.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed150    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded24    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal