Calcifying (juvenile) aponeurotic fibroma of the scalp | Ear, Nose & Throat Journal Skip to content Skip to navigation

Calcifying (juvenile) aponeurotic fibroma of the scalp

| Reprints
October 27, 2011
by Jagdeep S. Thakur, MS, Vijay K. Diwana, MS, MCh, Sudarshan Sharma, MD, and Anamika Thakur, MD


Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma is a benign tumor with a predilection for distal parts of the extremities; it is very rare in the head and neck region. It commonly affects young patients-hence the term juvenile in the name. It is fibroblastic in origin and considered a cartilage analogue of fibromatosis, but its exact etiology remains unknown. Clinically, this tumor needs to be differentiated from fibromatosis, nodular fasciitis, chondroma, schwannoma, and rheumatoid nodule. A 24-year-old woman presented with swelling in the forehead for the previous 6 months. Wide surgical excision of the lesion was performed, and histopathologic examination revealed a calcifying aponeurotic fibroma. We reviewed the literature on this rare clinical entity and present our hypothesis on its etiology.

ENT Journal provides full text articles to our registered members.
Please log in or sign up for a FREE membership to view the full content:

You may also like to: