Plaque-like Myofibroblastic Tumor of Infancy

Authors


Address correspondence to Jennie T. Clarke, M.D., Department of Dermatology HU-14, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, or e-mail: jclarke1@psu.edu.

Abstract

Abstract:  Fibrohistiocytic neoplasms are relatively uncommon in infancy and childhood. We report an unusual spindle cell tumor occurring in two infants within the first 3 months of life. These tumors histologically resembled dermatofibromas, but the young age of onset, large size, and plaque-like morphology were distinctly different from those of dermatofibromas. The features of these neoplasms are discussed and the differential of other spindle cell tumors of infancy is reviewed.

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