Infantile digital fibromatosis after web construction in syndactyly

J Hand Surg Am. 1986 Sep;11(5):741-3. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(86)80025-9.


A case of infantile digital fibromatosis with an unusual onset is reported. A Japanese girl, with a simple syndactyly of the right ring and little fingers, had an operation at the age of 2 1/2 years. Three months after the operation, multiple nodules appeared at the skin graft edge. The nodules were excised but soon recurred. When the patient was 8 years old, a large-scale excision of the tumors was performed. Intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were shown by phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stain, and the case was diagnosed as infantile digital fibromatosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fibroma / etiology*
  • Fingers*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Syndactyly / surgery*