Infantile fibromatosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle mimicking muscular torticollis


Ekinci S., Karnak I., Tanyel F. C.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.39, no.9, pp.1424-1425, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2004.05.022
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1424-1425

Abstract

Infantile fibromatosis is a rare entity in children. Although the cervical region is one of the frequent sites of location for this tumor, the diagnosis may be delayed if it occurs in a usual location for a well-known entity, such as muscular torticollis or fibromatosis colli. The authors present an infant with infantile desmoid fibromatosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, which has been considered initially as olive of muscular torticollis. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.