Fibro-osseous pseudotumour of the digit: the importance of correct diagnosis

Fibro-osseous pseudotumour of the digit: the importance of correct diagnosis Fibro-osseous pseudotumour of the digit (FOPT) is a rare, benign lesion of proliferating spindled myofibroblasts found in the soft tissue of the distal aspect of the digits. Misdiagnosis as malignant neoplasms such as osteosarcomas results in needlessly aggressive surgery and hinders reconstruction. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl presenting with an enlarging lesion of the left hallux for over a year, causing elevation of the medial nail fold of the left big toe over the distal phalanx. An incisional biopsy was undertaken revealing a lesion histopathologically consistent with a diagnosis of fibro-osseous pseudotumour. Accurate diagnosis through clinical reasoning and histopathology prevented digit amputation. Level of evidence: Level V, diagnostic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Fibro-osseous pseudotumour of the digit: the importance of correct diagnosis

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-1034-5
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Abstract

Fibro-osseous pseudotumour of the digit (FOPT) is a rare, benign lesion of proliferating spindled myofibroblasts found in the soft tissue of the distal aspect of the digits. Misdiagnosis as malignant neoplasms such as osteosarcomas results in needlessly aggressive surgery and hinders reconstruction. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl presenting with an enlarging lesion of the left hallux for over a year, causing elevation of the medial nail fold of the left big toe over the distal phalanx. An incisional biopsy was undertaken revealing a lesion histopathologically consistent with a diagnosis of fibro-osseous pseudotumour. Accurate diagnosis through clinical reasoning and histopathology prevented digit amputation. Level of evidence: Level V, diagnostic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2015

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