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Pathology of Myofibromatosis /Myofibroma of External Auditory Canal

Dr Sampurna Roy MD


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Myofibroma/myofibromatosis is a fibrous proliferative disease of neonates and children.

These lesions can arise in a wide range of ages.

Many cases occur in children, in the first decade of life. These are slightly more common in males than females.

A solitary case of myofibromatosis in the ear canal has been reported in an adult.

Differential diagnosis of this condition is a various mesenchymal tumours including leiomyoma. The diagnosis of myofibromatosis is made on basis of microscopic features and immunohistochemical stains.

Clinicinan should be aware that this rare mesenchymal tumour can occur at any age and may present in unusual location like ear canal.

Visit: Infantile myofibromatosis/Myofibroma ; Dermatopathology Quiz Case 188; Soft Tissue Tumour Online.  

Further reading:

Myofibroma of the external auditory canal: report of an adult case.

Solitary adult myofibroma of the pinna.

Myofibroma of the zygomatic bone in an older child: a case report.

Recurrent infantile myofibromatosis: a report of conservative management and discussion of treatment strategies.

Recurrent adult myofibromatosis. A case report.


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Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

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