Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 378–381 | Cite as

An Interesting Case of Fibromatosis of Neck with Review of Literature

  • Milesh NagarEmail author
  • Manish Kaushal
  • Arvind Shukla
  • Chaitanya Deshmukh
  • Raj Kumar Mathur
  • Kavita Munjal
Case Report


Fibromatosis is also known as desmoid tumour. It is a slow-growing and locally infiltrative disease caused by uncontrolled proliferation of fibrous tissue arising from deep musculoaponeurotic structures. It differs from fibrosarcoma in having low cellularity, infrequent mitoses, absence of necrosis, and not metastasising. Despite having benign histology, being locally aggressive it can cause significant morbidity [1].

Fibromatosis is a rare entity, representing only 0.03 % of all neoplasm in humans [2]. It is classified according to its anatomical position into three subtypes namely abdominal, intra-abdominal, and extra-abdominal. Fibromatosis of the head and neck region comprises around 10 to 25 % of all cases of extra-abdominal fibromatosis [3]. Attempts have been made to separate it from that arising from other parts of the body because of the unique clinical problems it can cause in relation to its critical anatomical position [3, 4, 5].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milesh Nagar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manish Kaushal
    • 1
  • Arvind Shukla
    • 1
  • Chaitanya Deshmukh
    • 1
  • Raj Kumar Mathur
    • 1
  • Kavita Munjal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryM.G.M. Medical College and M.Y. HospitalIndoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologySri Aurobindo Institute of Medical SciencesIndoreIndia

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