Extra-abdominal fibromatosis (desmoid tumor) arising in the intratemporal fossa: A case report

M. Corsten, P. Donald, James E Boggan, A. Gadre, Regina F Gandour-Edwards, W. Nemzek

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Abstract

Aggressive fibromatosis (or desmoid tumor) refers to a histologically benign but locally aggressive lesion arising from musculoaponeurotic structures in various anatomic sites. Extra-abdominal desmoids represent about one third of all desmoid tumors; of these only about 11 to 15% arise in the head and neck. Desmoid tumors arising in the infratemporal fossa are exceedingly rare; to our knowledge only one such tumor has been reported in the literature. We present a desmoid tumor arising in the infratemporal fossa with intracranial extension in a twenty-seven year old male, and review the literature on this rare condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalSkull Base Surgery
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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