Fibromatosis of the head and neck: morphological, immunohistochemical and clinical features.

@article{Angiero2008FibromatosisOT,
  title={Fibromatosis of the head and neck: morphological, immunohistochemical and clinical features.},
  author={Francesca Angiero and Stefano Benedicenti and Michele Stefani},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 3B},
  pages={1725-32}
}
The term fibromatosis indicates a proliferation of well-differentiated fibroblasts and myofibroblasts that develops in the soft tissue. This tumor has been considered locally aggressive because of the infiltrative growth pattern, but does not metastasize. Its occurrence in the head and neck region is not common, and very sporadically it may occur in the oral cavity or jaw bones. Two cases of adult fibromatosis are described here; one involving the submucosa of the middle hard palate and the… CONTINUE READING