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Mammary-Type Myofibroblastoma of the Elbow: A Case of a Rare Upper Extremity Tumor

  • Open or Close RW Ramsey3*, Emily F Mason2 and Julia Mayberry1

    1 Department of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, USA

    2 Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, USA

    3 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

    *Corresponding author: Randle Ramsey, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4190 City Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19026, USA, Tel: 910-358- 4914; Email: randleman1@gmail.com

Submission: September 22, 2017; Published: February 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2018.02.000528

ISSN: 2576-8875
Volume2 Issue1


Mammary-type myofibroblastoma is a rare spindle cell tumor often found in the breast tissue and trunk of older males and post-menopausal females. The tumor is benign with a sporadic presentation, but some suggest an association with sex steroids. We present a case of a 58-year-old male with a fast growing tumor of the elbow and forearm that was initially suspicious for sarcoma.

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