Annals of Tropical Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--71

Juvenile fibromatosis: Report of a rare case


Halima Oziohu Aliyu1, Tunde Talib Sholadoye2, Saidu Umar Abdulkarim3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Aliyu HO, Sholadoye TT, Abdulkarim SU. Juvenile fibromatosis: Report of a rare case.Ann Trop Pathol 2020;11:68-71


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Aliyu HO, Sholadoye TT, Abdulkarim SU. Juvenile fibromatosis: Report of a rare case. Ann Trop Pathol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 29 ];11:68-71
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