Fibromatosis: benign by name but not necessarily by nature.

  title={Fibromatosis: benign by name but not necessarily by nature.},
  author={Shaun Tolan and Johnathan H Shanks and Ming Yang Loh and Brett Taylor and James Pinson Wylie},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  volume={19 5},
Aggressive fibromatoses, also known as desmoid tumours, are rare fibrous tissue proliferations with a tendency for slow, local infiltrative growth. There is an association with Gardner's syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis. Histologically they are fairly bland with no abnormal mitoses or necrosis. They do not metastasize, but can cause significant morbidity through their locally destructive effects. Magnetic resonance imaging is the method of choice for diagnosis, pre-treatment planning… CONTINUE READING