The Desmoid Tumor – A Locally Aggressive Neoplasm


Authors: R. A. Schwartz;  M. J. Trovato;  P. C. Lambert
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School ;  Newark, New Jersey USA
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 82, 2007, No. 1, p. 34-38
Category: Dermatological sub-specialization

Overview

Desmoid tumors are benign but locally aggressive fibrous neoplasms originating from a muscle aponeurosis. Desmoid tumors are firm, nontender overgrowths of fibrous tissue. They may be a feature of the rare autosomal dominant Gardner [familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)] syndrome. Their clinical course and the tendency for recurrence make the treatment of these relatively rare fibrous tumors difficult.

Key words:
musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis – aggressive fibromatosis – deep fibromatosis – nonmetastasizing fibrosarcoma – grade 1 fibrosarcoma – grade 1/2 fibrosarcoma


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Dermatology & STDs Paediatric dermatology & STDs
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