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InfantileMyofibroma Eroding into the Frontal Bone: A Case Report and Review of Its Histopathologic Differential Diagnosisid

Thennavan, Aatish and Rao, Lakshmi and Radhakrishnan, Raghu InfantileMyofibroma Eroding into the Frontal Bone: A Case Report and Review of Its Histopathologic Differential Diagnosisid. Case Reports in Pediatrics, 2012. 01-05.

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Abstract

Infantile myofibroma is a rare and benign tumour of children presenting in the head and neck region. Rendering a final diagnosis of infantile myofibroma can be challenging in the light of nonspecific clinical, radiological findings and its histopathological similarities with a number of neoplasms especially spindle cell tumours. In this paper we discuss a case of infantile myofibroma in a 2-month-old infant, enumerating the various differential entities that have to be eliminated in reaching its specific diagnosis and highlighting the importance of immunopositivity to vimentin and smooth muscle actin (SMA) in establishing its myofibroblastic differentiation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 06:22
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 06:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79616

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