are the most common fibrous tumor affecting infants.
To our knowledge, this is the first report of a solitary myofibroma of the oropharynx in an adult causing airway distress and requiring a tracheostomy.
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.
In this case, firm fibrotic lesions to consider include myofibroma, irritation fibroma, neurofibroma, angiofibroma, myofibromatosis, and fibrotic pyogenic granuloma.
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.
6,9) Lesions that arise from the floor of the mouth--such as dermoid and epidermoid cysts, salivary gland tumors, fibromas, myofibromas
, neurofibromas, ranulas, hemangiopericytomas, and desmoid tumors--should all be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Incisional biopsy revealed that the lesion was a myofibroma.
The prognosis is good for patients with a solitary myofibroma or multicentric myofibromatosis without visceral involvement because these lesions often regress spontaneously.
You may hear your health care professional call fibroids by other terms, including uterine leiomyomas, fibromyomas, fibromas, myofibromas
With which of the following statements regarding myofibromas
would Kassenoff et al disagree?