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Desmoid
Siva P. Raman, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Deep or aggressive fibromatosis
            • Definitions

              • Rare, benign, locally aggressive, nonencapsulated mesenchymal neoplasms of connective or fibrous tissue

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Radiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Lamboley JL et al: Desmoid tumour of the chest wall. Diagn Interv Imaging. 93(7-8):635-8, 2012
                                            2. Roy AG: Desmoid tumors. Am Surg. 78(2):79-80, 2012
                                            3. Shinagare AB et al: A to Z of desmoid tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(6):W1008-14, 2011
                                            4. McDonald ES et al: Best cases from the AFIP: extraabdominal desmoid-type fibromatosis. Radiographics. 28(3):901-6, 2008
                                            5. Dinauer PA et al: Pathologic and MR imaging features of benign fibrous soft-tissue tumors in adults. Radiographics. 27(1):173-87, 2007
                                            6. McCarville MB et al: MRI and biologic behavior of desmoid tumors in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 189(3):633-40, 2007
                                            7. Lee JC et al: Aggressive fibromatosis: MRI features with pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(1):247-54, 2006
                                            8. Levy AD et al: From the archives of the AFIP: benign fibrous tumors and tumorlike lesions of the mesentery: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 26(1):245-64, 2006
                                            9. Azizi L et al: MRI features of mesenteric desmoid tumors in familial adenomatous polyposis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(4):1128-35, 2005
                                            10. Sheth S et al: Mesenteric neoplasms: CT appearances of primary and secondary tumors and differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 23(2):457-73; quiz 535-6, 2003
                                            11. Healy JC et al: MR appearances of desmoid tumors in familial adenomatous polyposis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(2):465-72, 1997
                                            12. Mindelzun RE et al: The misty mesentery on CT: differential diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(1):61-5, 1996
                                            13. Ichikawa T et al: Abdominal wall desmoid mimicking intra-abdominal mass: MR features. Magn Reson Imaging. 12(3):541-4, 1994
                                            14. Kawashima A et al: CT of intraabdominal desmoid tumors: is the tumor different in patients with Gardner's disease? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 162(2):339-42, 1994
                                            15. Casillas J et al: Imaging of intra- and extraabdominal desmoid tumors. Radiographics. 11(6):959-68, 1991
                                            16. Einstein DM et al: Abdominal desmoids: CT findings in 25 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 157(2):275-9, 1991
                                            17. Baron RL et al: Mesenteric desmoid tumors: sonographic and computed-tomographic appearance. Radiology. 140(3):777-9, 1981
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Deep or aggressive fibromatosis
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Rare, benign, locally aggressive, nonencapsulated mesenchymal neoplasms of connective or fibrous tissue

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Lamboley JL et al: Desmoid tumour of the chest wall. Diagn Interv Imaging. 93(7-8):635-8, 2012
                                                                                      2. Roy AG: Desmoid tumors. Am Surg. 78(2):79-80, 2012
                                                                                      3. Shinagare AB et al: A to Z of desmoid tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(6):W1008-14, 2011
                                                                                      4. McDonald ES et al: Best cases from the AFIP: extraabdominal desmoid-type fibromatosis. Radiographics. 28(3):901-6, 2008
                                                                                      5. Dinauer PA et al: Pathologic and MR imaging features of benign fibrous soft-tissue tumors in adults. Radiographics. 27(1):173-87, 2007
                                                                                      6. McCarville MB et al: MRI and biologic behavior of desmoid tumors in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 189(3):633-40, 2007
                                                                                      7. Lee JC et al: Aggressive fibromatosis: MRI features with pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(1):247-54, 2006
                                                                                      8. Levy AD et al: From the archives of the AFIP: benign fibrous tumors and tumorlike lesions of the mesentery: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 26(1):245-64, 2006
                                                                                      9. Azizi L et al: MRI features of mesenteric desmoid tumors in familial adenomatous polyposis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(4):1128-35, 2005
                                                                                      10. Sheth S et al: Mesenteric neoplasms: CT appearances of primary and secondary tumors and differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 23(2):457-73; quiz 535-6, 2003
                                                                                      11. Healy JC et al: MR appearances of desmoid tumors in familial adenomatous polyposis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(2):465-72, 1997
                                                                                      12. Mindelzun RE et al: The misty mesentery on CT: differential diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(1):61-5, 1996
                                                                                      13. Ichikawa T et al: Abdominal wall desmoid mimicking intra-abdominal mass: MR features. Magn Reson Imaging. 12(3):541-4, 1994
                                                                                      14. Kawashima A et al: CT of intraabdominal desmoid tumors: is the tumor different in patients with Gardner's disease? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 162(2):339-42, 1994
                                                                                      15. Casillas J et al: Imaging of intra- and extraabdominal desmoid tumors. Radiographics. 11(6):959-68, 1991
                                                                                      16. Einstein DM et al: Abdominal desmoids: CT findings in 25 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 157(2):275-9, 1991
                                                                                      17. Baron RL et al: Mesenteric desmoid tumors: sonographic and computed-tomographic appearance. Radiology. 140(3):777-9, 1981