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Ann Trop Paediatr. 2010;30(3):259-63. doi: 10.1179/146532810X12786388978922.

Giant intramuscular calcifying aponeurotic fibroma of gluteus maximus: case report.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi.


Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma (CAF) is a rare soft tissue tumour which occurs mainly in children and adolescents. It usually involves the distal portion of the extremities, i.e. the hands and feet. A 2-year-old child with a large CAF is presented. The case was unusual in view of its large size (10 × 7 × 5 cm), dense calcification in such a young child, and because it was situated in the substance of gluteus maximus muscle. There has been no recurrence at 3-year follow-up.

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