[Solid, asymptomatic nodules on several toes in a child]

Hautarzt. 2010 Oct;61(10):888-90. doi: 10.1007/s00105-010-2024-6.
[Article in German]


The term infantile digital fibromatosis describes a benign tumor of the group of fibromatoses. The prevalence rate is approximately 2.5% of all fibromatoses. The etiopathogenesis of infantile digital fibromatosis is unknown. These tumors can appear already at birth, but usually manifest during the first 3 years of life as solid, pink or skin-colored asymptomatic nodules on one or several fingers or toes. Because of the postoperative recurrence rate of 50-75% and the possibility of spontaneous regression, excision is not recommended according to currently available evidence.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fibroma / diagnosis*
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Toes*