Histopathology revealed the lesion to be a myofibroma (figure 2).
3,4) Here we report the first case of a solitary oropharyngeal myofibroma in an adult and describe its potential for life-threatening airway compromise.
The overall findings were of a benign myofibroblastic proliferation consistent with myofibroma.
Once the diagnosis of myofibroma is established, complete excision with a conservative surgical resection has been advocated, especially if the tumor is in a functionally or cosmetically sensitive location.
Myofibroma is a rare benign soft tissue neoplasm of contractile myoid cells with predilection for the head and neck.
Solitary central myofibroma presenting in the gnathic region.
Central (intraosseos) myofibroma of the mandible: clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features of a rare lesion.
Solitary adult myofibroma of the mandible simulating an odontogenic cyst.
The prognosis is good for patients with a solitary myofibroma or multicentric myofibromatosis without visceral involvement because these lesions often regress spontaneously.
In this article, we describe a case of solitary myofibroma that was unusual with respect to its anatomic location, its possible association with trauma, and the patient's age at presentation.
Specifically, the anatomic location, age at presentation, and possible relationship to trauma that characterized this case are not usually seen in cases of myofibroma.
In 1981, Chung and Enzinger published a review of 61 cases of infantile myofibromatosis and described only 2 patients with a solitary myofibroma of the cheek or parotid area.