AGGRESSIVE FIBROMATOSIS: WHAT IS AGGRESSIVE FIBROMATOSIS?
Definition: What is "Aggressive fibromatosis"?
Aggressive fibromatosis is an unusual type of tumor that is locally persistent but not malevolent or malignant. Patient's symptoms will depend on the precise location & size of the tumor & also whether it reduces adjacent structures.
Symptoms & Signs
The list below shows the known symptoms of Aggressive fibromatosis: Firm mass Compression of adjacent structures
The list below shows the known subtypes of Aggressive fibromatosis: juvenile fibromatosis fibromatosis colli infantile/immature digital fibromatosis infantile/immature myofibromatosis ipofibromatosis fibromatosis hyalinica multiplex plantar fibromatosis penile fibromatosis (Peyronie's disease) palmar fibromatosis (Dupuytren's contracture).
Other names of Aggressive fibromatosis are as follows: Musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis - Refers to the propencity of these tumors to be adjoining to & sensitive deep skeletal muscle. Desmoid tumor - An outdated term which particularly refers to the incidence of the tumors in the abdominal wall of a pregnant woman. Fibromatosis is a unusual entity comparing it to neurofibromatosis.