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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1432764, 3 pages
Case Report

Pediatric Myofibroma of the Palate with Ulceration and Bone Destruction

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY 10003, USA
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1J4
3Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY 10003, USA
4Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY 10003, USA

Received 6 May 2016; Accepted 31 May 2016

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2016 Joseph A. Capo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Myofibroma is a rare benign neoplasm occurring in the head and neck, arising primarily in infants and children. Frequently, myofibromas grow rapidly leading to suspicion of malignancy and the potential for overaggressive surgical excision. We aim to report a rare case of myofibroma with ulceration and bone destruction. A nine-year-old female presented with an ulcerated left hard palate mass. Open biopsy was performed with pathology suggestive of myofibroma. A left partial maxillectomy and reconstruction with a buccal advancement flap were performed. Final pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a benign myofibroma. Myofibroma is a rare benign tumor of the head and neck which must be considered in the differential diagnosis by the clinician and the pathologist in order to prevent inappropriate and/or overaggressive treatment.