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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-81

Cytomorphological diagnosis of fibromatosis colli in a 2-week-old neonate

Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Date of Submission14-Dec-2018
Date of Decision28-Jan-2019
Date of Acceptance26-Nov-2019
Date of Web Publication19-Jun-2020

Correspondence Address:
Ranjita Panigrahi
Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_164_18

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Pradhan P, Panigrahi R, Sucharita S, Dash K. Cytomorphological diagnosis of fibromatosis colli in a 2-week-old neonate. CHRISMED J Health Res 2020;7:80-1

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Pradhan P, Panigrahi R, Sucharita S, Dash K. Cytomorphological diagnosis of fibromatosis colli in a 2-week-old neonate. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 26];7:80-1. Available from: https://www.cjhr.org/text.asp?2020/7/1/80/286882


Fibromatosis colli is an infrequent, self-limiting, benign fibroblastic neck lesion, often associated with intrapartum trauma.[1] Here, we present a rare case manifesting within the neonatal period itself.[2]

A single, term, baby boy was born by forceps delivery after ventouse failure, to a 28-year-old primigravida. The baby did not cry at birth and was shifted to the intensive care for management of perinatal depression. On day 6, he was shifted to mother's side when he had forceps marks around the right eye, which improved with topical antibiotics. On the postnatal day 14, the baby developed two swellings over the left suboccipital region, which were firm, nodular, and nontender, measuring 0.6 and 1.8 cm in diameter, clinically suggesting lymphadenopathy. Ultrasonography showed the swelling corresponds to two hyperechoic homogeneous lesions measuring 5 mm × 6 mm and 13 mm × 8 mm in the left suboccipital region in subcutaneous plane. As the adjacent neck structures were within normal limits, radiologic possibilities of lipoma and fibroma were considered. Fine needle aspiration from the larger swelling showed discohesive plump spindle cells admixed with multinucleated regenerating muscle fibers, giant cells, and a few mitoses, suggesting a benign spindle cell lesion [Figure 1]. In view of the age, history of difficult intrapartum instrumentation, and radiological suspicion of fibroma, a diagnosis of infantile fibromatosis colli was made. The baby is currently advised for follow-up after 1 month of physiotherapy.
Figure 1: Cytosmear showing plump benign spindle cells in a hemorrhagic background (H and E, ×400) and multinucleated giant cells (inset: Leishman, ×400)

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Most of these cases can be picked up on ultrasound, especially by ruling out the other differentials. However, some of these cases do require further workup for confirmation.[3] Fine needle aspirates provide quick, safe, and reliable information as in this case. The above reported is one of the youngest cytologically confirmed cases of this kind among neonates so far. The detailed history, radiological assessment, and optimal cytomorphological evaluation all together help in timely diagnosis and avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures.[4]

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