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Musculoskeletal fibromatoses

Musculoskeletal fibromatoses represent a wide spectrum of fibroblastic and myofibroblastic neoplasms with similar pathologic appearances and variable clinical behavior. 


They are benign fibrous tissue proliferations characterized by infiltrative growth and a tendency for local recurrence without metastasis 4.


These lesions can be variably categorized by location (superficial or deep) or by the age group predominantly affected. One method is as:

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Article information

rID: 17236
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Musculoskeletal fibromatosis

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: intra-abdominal desmoid tumor
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  • Case 2: extra-abdominal fibromatosis
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  • Case 3: extra-abdominal desmoid fibromatosis
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  • Case 4: foot fibromatosis
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  • Case 5: calcifying aponeurotic fibroma
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