Aggressive postoperative lumbar fibromatosis after the placement of instrumentation for treatment of spondylolisthesis. Case report.

@article{Gzey2006AggressivePL,
  title={Aggressive postoperative lumbar fibromatosis after the placement of instrumentation for treatment of spondylolisthesis. Case report.},
  author={Feyza Karag{\"o}z G{\"u}zey and Erhan Emel and N. Serdar Bas and N. Firat Ozkan and Hurriyet Turgut and B. Dikcinar Sel},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={338-41}
}
This 50-year-old woman presented with a paravertebral lumbar fibromatosis (desmoid tumor) after undergoing the placement of instrumentation for lumbar spondylolisthesis. The tumor developed just cranial to the previous skin incision. Fibromatoses, or desmoid tumors, are uncommon infiltrative lesions that affect musculoaponeurotic structures, most often of the trunk and limbs. They are known to occur in association with surgery-related scars or implants and only rare examples appear in the… CONTINUE READING