recurring digital fibromas of childhoodmedical dictionary

Multiple fibrous flesh-coloured nodules on the extensor aspect of the terminal phalanges of adjacent digits of infants and young children which often recur after attempted excision, do not metastasize, and may spontaneously regress in two to three years; composed of spindle cells containing cytoplasmic inclusions believed to be derived from myofibrils.

Synonyms: infantile digital fibromatosis.

(05 Mar 2000)