Updated: 11/10/2012

Calicifying Aponeurotic Fibroma

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Introduction
  • A benign fibrogenic mass that usally presents as a painless mass in the hands and feet in children and yound adults (ages 3-30)
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • painless slow growing mass in hands and feet
Evaluation
  • Radiographs
    • show a faint mass with stippling 

Histology
  • Characteristic findings
    • fibrous tissue with cental region of calcification and cartilage formation

Treatment
  • Nonoperative
    • lesion often resolves with maturity
  • Operative
    • local excision
      • recurrence in up to 50% 
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(1) - histology does not always correspond to clinical case 


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