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Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma in children

our experience and a literature review

Corominas, Lauraa; Sanpera, Ignacio Jra; Sanpera-Iglesias, Juliaa; Ramos-Ansesio, Rafael Felixb

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: November 2017 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p 560–564
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000335

Calcified aponeurotic fibroma is a rare benign fibrous tumour with characteristic histopathological features commonly observed in children and adolescents. It usually involves the most distal part of the extremities. Despite being a benign tumour, it has a high risk of local recurrence. We report our experience treating four children with calcifying aponeurotic fibroma who underwent surgical excision of the tumour. Two of them developed a local recurrence: one required a surgical revision, whereas the other currently continues to be under observation. The incidence found over a 5-year period (2010–2015) may lead us to consider that this condition is not as rare as reported and may often be misdiagnosed.

aPediatric and Orthopaedic Department

bDepartment of Pathology, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Correspondence to Laura Corominas, PhD, MD, Pediatric and Orthopaedic Department, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Crta Valldemosa 79, 07010 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Tel: +003462549127; fax: +0034871909712; e-mail:

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