Infantile myofibromatosis: Solitary type


ÇENGEL S., Senkal H. A. , Unal O. F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY EXTRA, vol.3, no.4, pp.188-191, 2008 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedex.2008.04.002
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY EXTRA
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-191

Abstract

Infantile myofibromatosis is a rare tumor of childhood, which involves the head and neck region in 30% of cases. There are 3 different types: solitary, multicentric, and multicentric with visceral involvement. Herein we describe the case of a male infant with a solitary lesion in the parapharyngeal space and to our knowledge this is the first infantile myofibromatosis case in this location. Additionally, radiological and histopathological characteristics of infantile myofibromatosis are discussed in the light of the literature. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.