None of these cases was reported with changes in thoracic skeleton, scoliosis, pelvis or calvarium.
Involvement of the bone with raised parathormone isn't rare but our case had a very peculiar presentation with involvement of the knee joint, vertebrae, pelvis and thoracic skeleton. The patient was underweight with a low body mass index as mentioned before.
True intrathoracic desmoid tumours are defined as desmoid tumours originating within the pleura or mediastinum, with the majority of the tumour located within the thoracic skeleton
and associated with minor chest wall involvement.
INTRODUCTION: Ribs are twelve pairs of elastic arches which articulate with vertebral column posteriorly and sternum anteriorly forming greater part of thoracic skeleton
. The first seven pairs are connected to the sternum by costal cartilages and are referred as true ribs.