Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor on the chest of a 5-year-old child and review of the literature

Alexander Valiga, Lane Neidig, Carrie Ann Cusack, Kevin Gaddis, Melinda Jen, Adam Rubin, Amanda T. Moon

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Abstract

Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor (PFT) is a rare neoplasm of mesenchymal origin that can be identified by its propensity for children and adolescents combined with a characteristic histologic arrangement of histiocytes and osteoclast-like giant cells whorled within tumor islands. A 5-year-old female presented with a raised, intermittently tender, and slowly enlarging tumor on her chest, which was histologically confirmed to be a PFT. We present this case along with a comprehensive review of PFT cases reported in the literature to describe the demographic, histologic, and rarely metastatic behavior of this entity. It is important to include PFT on the differential diagnosis of an enlarging tumor in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-496
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • dermatopathology
  • lumps/bumps
  • neoplasms-benign

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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