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Desmoplastic fibroma

Desmoplastic fibroma
Classification and external resources
ICD-O M8823/1
DiseasesDB 32871
MeSH D018220

In medicine, a desmoplastic fibroma is a benign fibrous tumor of bone, affecting children and young adults, potentially resulting in cortical bone destruction.[1]

It can also occur in the hand.[2]

A famous occurrence of this particular form of the disease involved Italo-Australian Riccardo Torresan in 2011, with 18 cm of femur needing to be removed with the now widely recognized method of "aggressive curettage" being employed.[3]

References

  1. ^ Mondofacto online medical dictionary - definition of desmoplastic fibroma 05 Mar 2000
  2. ^ Bernstein ML, Chung KC (October 2008). "Desmoplastic fibroma of the hand: case report". J Hand Surg [Am] 33 (8): 1405–8.  
  3. ^ http://www.bonetumor.org/tumors-fibrous-tissue/desmoplastic-fibroma


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