Calcifying Aponeurotic Fibroma

Juvenile Aponeurotic Fibroma, Aponeurotic Fibromatosis
  • Mario Campanacci


It is a circumscribed and benign lesion recalling the histogenesis of the aponeuroses (from which it gets its name) and of tendons and, like tendinous insertions on the bone, it has a fibrocartilaginous feature. The presence of chondroid tissue is associated with frequent focal calcification.


Soft Tissue Tumor Multinucleated Giant Cell Rheumatoid Nodule Fact Limited Growth Aggressive Fibromatosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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