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Infantile myofibromatosis in a 5-month-old boy
  1. Osama Mohammad1,
  2. Joseph Jacoby2,
  3. Mark Peter Tighe1
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK
  2. 2 Paediatric Radiology, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mark Peter Tighe; mpt195{at}; Dr Osama Mohammad; osamasaad89{at}

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A 5-month-old boy presented with a solitary occipital growth. The lesion was of hard consistency, immobile, painless, measuring 2×3 cm with no relevant lymph node involvement. The overlying skin was intact. There was no relevant family history.

Ultrasound scan revealed a bony lytic lesion. Initial CT and MRIs were suspicious of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. The lesion was indenting into cerebellar hemispheres, contacting but not indenting the venous sinuses (figure 1 …

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