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desmoid

 [dez´moid]
1. an unencapsulated, locally invasive, and rarely metastasizing fibromatous tumor arising in the muscle sheath, usually of the abdominal wall, which closely resembles fibrosarcoma. Called also desmoid tumor.
2. fibroid (def. 1).

des·moid

(dez'moyd),
1. Fibrous or ligamentous.
2. A nodule or relatively large mass of unusually firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children; the fibroblasts infiltrate surrounding muscle and fascia. Synonym(s): abdominal fibromatosis, desmoid tumor
[desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]

desmoid

/des·moid/ (dez´moid)
1. fibrous or fibroid.
2. see under tumor.

periosteal desmoid  a benign fibrous tumorlike proliferation of the periosteum, occurring particularly in the medial femoral condyle in adolescents.

desmoid

Aggressive fibromatosis, desmoid tumor, musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis A nonencapsulated mass on the anterior abdominal wall, most commonly in postpartum ♀, often 2º to trauma which, according to anecdotal reports, may regress with local progesterone injection

des·moid

(des'moyd)
1. Fibrous or ligamentous.
2. A nodule or mass of firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children.
Synonym(s): desmoid tumor.
[desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]

desmoid

1. fibrous or fibroid.
2. a fibromatous tumor arising in a muscle sheath; it resembles a fibrosarcoma. Called also desmoid, desmoma.
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Extra-abdominal desmoid tumors, including those in the sinonasal cavity, are likely to be sporadic.
In female patients with mass in the lower abdominal wall with symptoms in correlation with menstruation, especially after caesarean section, endometrioma as well as desmoid tumour should be suspected.
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Desmoid tumours are rare monoclonal fibroblastic proliferations arising in the soft tissue and accounting for less than 0.
Based on the location of the lesion, sonar features and MRI enhancement pattern, the principal radiological diagnosis was that of a desmoid tumour of the left rectus muscle.
Its clinical diagnosis is difficult and confused with abscess, hematoma, suture granuloma, desmoid tumor, sarcoma, and metastatic malignancy.
Breast fibromatosis (also called extra-abdominal desmoid tumor) is an uncommon differential diagnosis of cancer en cuirasse.
Desmoid tumours are a rare group of locally aggressive, non-malignant tumours of fibroblastic origin that can result in significant morbidity due to local invasion and may even result in a fatal outcome when located around a vital organ.
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