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January 1989

Fibrous Hamartoma of Infancy: Eight Additional Cases and a Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Paller, Gonzalez-Crussi, and Sherman), Dermatology (Dr Paller), Pathology (Dr Gonzalez-Crussi), and Surgery (Dr Sherman), The Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(1):88-91. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670130090013

• Fibrous hamartoma of infancy is a benign but persistent soft-tissue tumor that appears during the first two years of life. Although the lesion is not distinctive clinically, histopathologic examination of affected tissue reveals the three characteristic elements: fibrous, adipose, and myxoid mesenchymal tissue. Sixty-seven patients with fibrous hamartoma of infancy have been described previously, few in the dermatologic literature. In this report, we describe eight additional patients and present a compilation of the clinical statistics of all 75 cases.

(Arch Dermatol 1989;125:88-91)