Desmoid tumors of the head and neck.

  title={Desmoid tumors of the head and neck.},
  author={M C Fasching and Jaber Saleh and John E Woods},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={156 4},
Desmoid tumors of the head and neck are uncommon and associated with a posttreatment recurrence rate as high as 70 percent. This study was undertaken to determine cure rates achievable by surgery and radiotherapy and the factors influencing failure. A chart review of all patients at our institution with desmoid tumors of the head and neck from 1919 to 1982 was undertaken, and pertinent data were tabulated. Forty-eight patients were found with this problem. Average duration of symptoms was 1.6… CONTINUE READING
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