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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Dec;68(12):1533-7.

Solitary infantile myofibroma compromising the airway.

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Department of Otolaryngology, St. George's Hospital, London, UK. nnekaeze@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Infantile myofibromatosis is an uncommon and benign condition presenting in the neonatal period. It is self-limiting disease that may present as a localised or generalised process. Various examples of this entity have been reported in the literature. This report describes a neonate with a rapidly growing oropharyngeal lesion obstructing the airway that had the typical histological features of an infantile myofibroma. This case report highlights that a solitary myofibroma may be incredibly extensive making complete excision impossible and can be particularly challenging to manage in terms of airway stabilisation.

PMID:
15533567
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2004.04.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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