Aggressive Fibromatosis

Extra-Abdominal Desmoid Tumor, Musculo-Aponeurotic Fibromatosis
  • Mario Campanacci


Aggressive fibromatosis is a slow growing, permeative tumor, uniformly composed of fibroblasts-fibrocytes and abundant collagen, and located in the deep soft tissues. Despite the fact that aggressive fibromatosis behaves similarly to a low-grade sarcoma, it is kept separate from fibrosarcoma. Nonetheless, the limit of distinction with grade 1 fibrosarcoma is sometimes unclear and difficult to determine.


Soft Tissue Tumor Desmoid Tumor Gluteus Maximus Popliteal Fossa Superficial Fascia 
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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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