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A facial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in a 6-year-old girl: Plastic surgery lessons from a rare case.
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PMID:  21194962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMT) are rare, challenging lesions with respect to differential diagnosis, biological behaviour and treatment. We reviewed the literature and report a unique case of a large (9×8×8cm) IMT in the nasal region of a 6-year-old girl responsible for important facial deformation. Following surgical resection, without any craniofacial reconstruction, the dysmorphism regressed spontaneously with a good result at 2 years of follow-up. To date, this is the largest IMT reported. Surprisingly, after simple excision of the tumour the craniofacial bones and soft tissues regained spontaneously their normal anatomical position only after a few months. The bone plasticity was likely due to the young age of patient and the preservation of periosteum and muscles during the surgical excision. We conclude that a conservative approach may be considered as alternative to reconstructive surgery in particular cases in young subjects.
Ali Modarressi; Giorgio Pietramaggiori; Thierry Bezzola; Sylvain Lacroix; Michel Richter; Benedict Rilliet; Brigitte Pittet
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Unit, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.
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