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Submitted on 14 Sep 2019
Author(s): Muneeba Nasir, Kashif Naeem
Affiliations: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
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Abstract: Myofibroblastoma is a soft tissue tumor that was originally described as a breast pathology in 1987 and is rarely diagnosed in the oral cavity.There is a considerable data encompassing the pathological features of myofibroblastoma of head and neck region, however, imaging findings are not as well documented.Moreover,no case of its occurrence in the posterior pharyngeal wall of the oropharynx has been reported so far. We describe the occurrence of this lesion in the posterior pharyngeal wall of the oropharynx in a young 17 years adult presenting with progressive dysphagia.This case report also reviews the imaging appearance, highlights the CT and MRI findings and summarizes the current diagnostic and management approach. Summary: The extra mammary location of the myofibroblastoma is rare. We describe the case of myofibroblastoma in the posterior pharyngeal wall of the oropharynx in 17 years adult presenting with isolated intermittent dysphagia.References: 1- Wargotz E, Weiss S, Norris H. Myofibroblastoma of the breast. Sixteen cases of a distinctive benign mesenchymal tumor. Am J Surg Pathol 1987;11(7):493–502.

2-McMenamin ME, Fletcher CD. Mammary-type myofibroblastoma of soft tissue: a tumor closely related to spindle cell lipoma. Am J Surg Pathol 2001;25(8):1022–9.

3-Howitt BE, Fletcher CD. Mammary-type myofibroblastoma: clinicopathologic characterization in a series of 143 cases. Am J Surg Pathol 2016;40(3):361–7.

4-Hox V, Vander Poorten V, Delaere PR, Hermans R, Debiec-Rychter M, Sciot R. Extramammary myofibroblastoma in the head and neck region. Head Neck. 2009;31(9):1240–4.

5-Christopher BS, Conor D,John L,RodrigoB. Mammary type myofibroblastoma of head and neck. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2018;9(9): 20-22.

6-Maggiani F, Debiec-Rychter M, Verbeeck G, Sciot R. Extramammary
myofibroblastoma is genetically related to spindle cell lipoma. Virchows Arch. 2006;449(2):244–7.

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