Solitary intraosseous myofibroma of the tibia in an adult patient: A case report

S. Shemesh*, Y. Kosashvili, E. Sidon, S. Fichman, N. Cohen, S. Velkes

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Myofibromas are mesenchymal tumors showing myofibroblasts differentiation and found most frequently in the head and neck region. While several cases of myofibromas have been reported in adults, they have not been described in long bones of the appendicular skeleton. We describe an otherwise healthy young woman who presented with a progressive incapacitating pain in her right shin. Imaging studies revealed a well-circumscribed osteolytic lesion with slight marginal sclerosis confined to the proximal tibia metaphysis, without a soft tissue component Surgical intervention was performed and histological examination identified a myofibroma. This case represents an extremely rare occurrence of an intraosseous myofibroma involving a long bone in an adult patient Although solitary myofibroma is a rare lesion in the skeletal bones of adults we believe it should be included in the differential diagnosis of a solitary lytic mass in bone, especially if it is associated with pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone Oncology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Intraosseous
  • Myofibroma
  • Tibia adult


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