Myofibroma of the cheek: a case report. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

MeSH Major

  • Cheek
  • Facial Neoplasms
  • Leiomyoma

abstract

  • Myofibromas are benign mesenchymal tumors that are commonly found in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck. Although most lesions are recognized during infancy and early childhood, several cases have been reported in older children and adults. We describe the case of a 9-year-old girl who presented with a solitary nodule in the left cheek and a history of minor trauma. Preoperative imaging detected the presence of a subcutaneous soft-tissue mass consistent with a soft-tissue neoplasm rather than a hematoma. Analysis of fine-needle aspiration material was nondiagnostic. Incisional biopsy revealed that the lesion was a myofibroma.

publication date

  • June 2004

has subject area

  • Cheek
  • Child
  • Facial Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15266876

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 404

end page

  • 407

volume

  • 83

number

  • 6