Fibrous hamartoma of infancy

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Fibrous hamartoma of infancy is a rapidly growing, painless, ill-defined subcutaneous or intradermal nodule that is generally solitary and less than 5 cm in size, though, rarely, multiple lesions occur synchronously.[1]:993

By 1999, there were 12 reported cases.[2]

The majority of patients are less than 2 years old, with 25% of cases being congenital. Possible locations include the trunk and limbs; usually the upper arm or shoulder. Local excision is the treatment of choice, but it may recur locally.

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  1. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  2. ^ Scott DM, Peña JR, Omura EF (November 1999). "Fibrous hamartoma of infancy". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 41 (5 Pt 2): 857–9. doi:10.1016/S0190-9622(99)70345-2. PMID 10534670.