ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Successful Management of Aggressive Fibromatosis of the Neck: A Case Report
Özgür Mehmet Avinçsal1, Hirotaka Shinomiya1, Naoki Otsuki1, Ryohei Sasaki2, Ken-ichi Nibu1
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2017.0509

Background: Aggressive fibromatosis, also known as desmoid tumors, are histologically benign fibrous neoplasms arising from the musculoaponeurotic structures throughout the body. Aggressive fibromatosis has the tendency to locally invade and erode adjacent vital structures while it never metastasises.

Case Report: Here, we report a case of a patient with aggressive fibromatosis in the left side of neck. While the tumor deeply invaded to the scalene muscles, the lesion was succssfully treated by surgery followed by radiotherapy. The patient has been alive without disease for 7 years after the treatment.

Conclusion: Due to its rarity in the head and neck region, we should keep aggressive fibromatosis in mind as a differential diagnosis of the invading lesion in the neck. Clinical course was reported with review of the literature.

Keywords : Aggressive fibromatosis, desmoid tumor, head and neck, treatment
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