Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma of the Lip
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 88–89, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Bellfield, E. J. and Beets-Shay, L. (2014), Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma of the Lip. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: 88–89. doi: 10.1111/pde.12213
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 21 OCT 2013
Infantile congenital fibrosarcomas are rare neoplasms that usually present on the extremities, and although they are locally invasive, they rarely metastasize. They are commonly misdiagnosed as hemangiomas or other vascular tumors, so further evaluation by pathology is required for proper diagnosis. We describe a newborn with a neoplastic growth of the lower lip that was thought to be an infantile hemangioma that did not respond to therapy. When the child was 2 months old, an incisional biopsy demonstrated a fibrosarcoma. This case highlights congenital infantile fibrosarcoma as a mimic of infantile hemangioma. To our knowledge this is first case report of congenital infantile fibrosarcoma involving the lip.