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A 50-year-old man with desmoid-type fibromatosis of upper extremity

Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Viviane Vieira Passini Soares, Mayza Lemes Duarte, Priscilla Souza de Faria, Uadson Silva Barreto, Victor Manabu Yano
  • Vitorino Modesto dos Santos
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF; Catholic University Medical Course, Brasília-DF, Brazil | vitorinomodesto@gmail.com
  • Viviane Vieira Passini Soares
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Mayza Lemes Duarte
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Priscilla Souza de Faria
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Uadson Silva Barreto
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Victor Manabu Yano
    Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Abstract

This case study describes a 50-year-old man with a desmoid tumor of upper extremity, which had to be resected concomitant with the left arm amputation at middle third of the humerus. The course was initially stable, but evolved with aggressive infiltration of local soft tissues. During the watchful waiting time, three biopsies were done before establishing the diagnosis. Plain X-ray, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography were the exams utilized. The authors emphasize diagnostic and management challenges involving this rare condition. Case reports can stimulate further studies to get additional knowledge about this rare entity.

Keywords

Aggressive fibromatosis; desmoid tumor; surgery; upper limb.

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