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Desmoplastic fibroma of the distal tibia: A case report of a minimally invasive histological diagnosis

  • Authors:
    • Gabriele Levrini
    • Pierpaolo Pattacini
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  • Published online on: September 19, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1022
  • Pages: 537-539
  • Copyright: © Levrini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a benign, rare fibroblastic intraosseous neoplasm histologically resembling a desmoid soft tissue tumor. Although classified as benign, DF frequently exhibits an aggressive behavior, has a moderate‑to‑high recurrence rate, and often causes pathological fractures and extensive bone destruction. This case report presents an incidentally detected DF of the tibia, which was diagnosed using a minimally invasive approach. A 36‑year‑old African female patient was referred to the Department of Diagnostic Imaging of Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova‑IRCCS (Reggio Emilia, Italy), to be examined by a computed tomography scan on an outpatient basis, after an x‑ray examination of the tibia, which was performed after an injury to exclude the presence of a fracture, revealed a hyperlucency of unknown origin. The aim of this study was to discuss the clinical, histological, immunohistochemical and radiographic characteristics of this rare neoplasm, with a focus on image‑guided bone biopsy.
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Levrini, G., & Levrini, G. (2016). Desmoplastic fibroma of the distal tibia: A case report of a minimally invasive histological diagnosis. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 537-539. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1022
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Levrini, G., Pattacini, P."Desmoplastic fibroma of the distal tibia: A case report of a minimally invasive histological diagnosis". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.5 (2016): 537-539.
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Levrini, G., Pattacini, P."Desmoplastic fibroma of the distal tibia: A case report of a minimally invasive histological diagnosis". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 5 (2016): 537-539. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1022