Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 585–591 | Cite as

Desmoplastic Fibroma of Bone: a Case Series and Review of Literature

  • Yashwant Singh Tanwar
  • Yatinder Kharbanda
  • Ruchi Rastogi
  • Ruchi Singh
Case Report


Desmoplastic fibroma is an uncommon locally aggressive benign tumor of the bone. Patients usually present with a long-standing history of pain and swelling. Radiologically and histologically, it can mimic a variety of tumors. This article presents a report on three cases of desmoplastic fibroma in the proximal humerus, distal femur, and neck femur region. The varied radiographic features and the management of the three cases are described in detail. All the three patients were treated by extended curettage. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 5 years. There were no local or systemic recurrence until the last follow-up. Tumor resection with adequate margins is the preferred treatment, although extended curettage can be an acceptable alternative treatment modality when resection is not possible or acceptable.


Desmoplastic fibroma Extended curettage Fibular graft 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yashwant Singh Tanwar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yatinder Kharbanda
    • 2
  • Ruchi Rastogi
    • 3
  • Ruchi Singh
    • 4
  1. 1.HNo299, Pocket B, DDA FlatsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsApollo HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyApollo HospitalDelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyLok Nayak HospitalDelhiIndia

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