African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 20, No. 4, 2020, pp. 1865-1869
Bioline Code: hs20148
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2020, pp. 1865-1869
© Copyright 2020 - Adegoke OO et al.
Congenital infantile digital fibromatosis: a case report and review of the literature|
Adegoke, Omolade O; Ajao, Akinlabi E & Ano-Edward, Gbemi H
Infantile digital fibromatosis (IDF), also called inclusion body fibromatosis is an uncommon benign tumour occurring in
the digits of young children. In about a third of cases, it is congenital and the diagnosis is based on the presence of peculiar
intracytoplasmic inclusions on histology. Recurrence rate post-surgery is high. However, spontaneous regression has been
reported. We present a case of a 5-month-old infant who had excision of a right second toe mass, which has been present
from birth. Histological examination revealed this to be infantile digital fibromatosis. To the best of our knowledge, no
report of this has been made in Nigeria. It is important that this diagnosis be entertained in young children with masses on
the digits as this will influence the management instituted.
Fibromatosis; digits; inclusion body.