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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2003;20(2):223-228.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2003.
Calcifying Aponeurotic Fibroma: A Case Report.
Joon Hyuk Choi, Jae Sung Seo, Kil Ho Cho
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma is a rare benign soft tissue tumor that usually involves distal extremities in children and adolescents, especially the hands and feet. We report a case of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma arising in a 14-year-old boy who complained of right thumb mass. Surgical excision was performed. The resected specimen showed a 2.0x1.5 cm grayish white, fibrotic tissue. Histologic examination showed proliferation of fibroblastic cells with infiltrative growth pattern. Foci of calcification and chondroid differentiation were present.
Key Words: Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma, Soft tissue, Immunohistochemistry


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