DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20205635

Fibromatosis colli: a rare left-sided presentation in a female infant

Arthur Wong, Tengku Ezulia Tengku Nun Ahmad

Abstract


Fibromatosis colli is a rare benign lesion characterised by a proliferation of fibrous tissue within the sternocleidomastoid muscle. There is a slight preponderance to affect males and it occurs more frequently on the right side of the neck. Here, we report a 6-week-old girl who presented with a swelling on the left side of her neck, opposite to usual tendencies. Ultrasonography reported a left sternocleidomastoid muscle tumour of unknown specificity. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was needed to ascertain the final diagnosis of a left fibromatosis colli. She was managed conservatively and the condition resolved by the age of 1 year. In most cases, fibromatosis colli is reliably diagnosable with ultrasonography alone. MRI may be considered as an adjunct in situations where diagnostic doubts still persist.


Keywords


Fibromatosis colli, Ultrasonography, Magnetic resonance imaging

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