Desmoid tumor of the sternum presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass

Eng Saw, Gloria S. Yu, Matthew Mell

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A 20-year-old man with a large, asymptomatic mediastinal mass was found to have desmoid-type fibromatosis ((DF) by needle biopsy. The tumor arose from the internal periosteum of the sternum and mimicked an anterior mediastinal mass. A wide resection of the sternum, including portions of the clavicles and costal cartilages, and reconstruction with a Gore-Tex soft tissue patch were performed. Although extremely rare, desmoid tumor of the sternum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of anterior-mediastinal tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Fibromatosis
  • Mediastinal neoplasms
  • Thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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