The enigma of desmoid tumors.

  title={The enigma of desmoid tumors.},
  author={Scott H. Okuno},
  journal={Current treatment options in oncology},
  volume={7 6},
Desmoid tumors (aggressive fibromatosis) are rare neoplastic tumors that may occur sporadically or in association with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The etiology of these tumors is unknown, but hormonal, genetic, and physical factors play a role in their development and growth. A distinction is often made between desmoids in patients with FAP and those in patients without FAP, but clinically these tumors are treated the same; the only difference is the preferential intra-abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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