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
Pages : 278-281


Background: Aggressive fibromatoses are histologically benign fibrous neoplasms originating from musculoaponeurotic structures throughout the body. They are locally invasive and erode adjacent vital structures. The head and neck region constitutes 7-25% of all extra-abdominal cases.
Case Report: Here, we report the case of a patient with aggressive fibromatosis in the left side of the neck. While the tumor deeply invaded the scalene muscles, the lesion was successfully treated by surgery followed by radiotherapy. The patient has been disease free for the last 7 years following treatment.
Conclusion: Due to its unusual location in the head and neck region, aggressive fibromatosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of invading lesions of the neck.

Keywords : Aggressive fibromatosis, head and neck, neoplasm, radiotherapy, surgery
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