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Aggressive fibromatosis



Aggressive fibromatosis Definition


Aggressive fibromatosis is an unusual type of tumor that is locally persistent but not malevolent or malignant. Patient's symptoms will depend on the precise location and size of the tumor and also whether it reduces adjacent structures.


Aggressive fibromatosis Subtypes


The list below shows the known subtypes of Aggressive fibromatosis: juvenile fibromatosis fibromatosis colli infantile/immature digital fibromatosis infantile/immature myofibromatosis ipofibromatosis fibromatosis hyalinica multiplex plantar fibromatosis penile fibromatosis (Peyronie's disease) palmar fibromatosis (Dupuytren's contracture).


Aggressive fibromatosis Symptoms and Signs


The list below shows the known symptoms of Aggressive fibromatosis: Firm mass Compression of adjacent structures


Aggressive fibromatosis Terminology


Other names of Aggressive fibromatosis are as follows: Musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis – Refers to the propencity of these tumors to be adjoining to and sensitive deep skeletal muscle. Desmoid tumor – An outdated term which particularly refers to the incidence of the tumors in the abdominal wall of a pregnant woman. Fibromatosis is a unusual entity comparing it to neurofibromatosis.


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