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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Myofibromatosis: Utility of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of an underreported entity


Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Sandhya V Poflee
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.197621

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Myofibromatosis (MFS) was recognized as a distinct form of childhood fibromatosis. Infantile myofibromatosis (IMF) is now identified as a solitary or multicentric tumor that predominantly occurs in neonates and infants. The adult counterpart of IMF, though of rare occurrence, is identified and is known as MFS. Morphological diagnosis of MFS is made by histopathological examination of the biopsy or surgically excised mass and confirmed on the basis of specific immunoprofile. We report a case of multicentric MFS occurring in an adolescent in whom diagnosis was suggested on the basis of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) that avoided surgical excision of multiple nodules. The diagnosis was later confirmed on histopathological study and contributory immunohistochemical markers. Details of the clinical features and cytological diagnosis of the case are provided to diminish the paucity of available literature on FNAC diagnosis of the rare disease.


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