Spontaneous involution (regression) of a solitary cutaneous myofibroma in an adult patient

Michael Heath, Tamar Hajar, Veselina Korcheva, Justin Leitenberger

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Abstract

Myofibromas are unusual benign tumors most commonly seen in infant children. Clinical involution of the tumor often occurs within the first few years of life. Solitary cutaneous myofibroma is the synonymous adult counterpart of infantile myofibromatosis. Although solitary myofibromas have been reported in patients of all ages, only the infantile variant is believed to regress spontaneously. There are only a few case reports of adolescent and young adult patients with regressing solitary lesions that have been described in the literature to date. We report a 71-year-old male with spontaneous regression of solitary cutaneous myofibroma. The residual lesion was excised and to date has not recurred. This report describes the historical, clinical and histopathological features of adult myofibromas and a novel manifestation that may guide future clinical considerations when approaching solitary tumors with regressive features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

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Keywords

  • benign tumor
  • cutaneous myofibromatosis
  • solitary cutaneous myofibroma
  • spontaneous involution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology

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