Desmoid tumors (fibromatoses) of the breast: A 25-year experience Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Fibromatosis, Aggressive

abstract

  • In our series, breast desmoids presented as palpable masses suspicious for carcinoma clinically and radiographically. Therapy remains primarily surgical, and core biopsy aided in operative planning. Recurrences are common, with younger age and possibly positive margin status and larger tumor size associated with increased risk of recurrence. As 5/9 patients with positive and 3/19 patients with negative margins experienced recurrences, clinical judgment should be used prior to extensive and potentially deforming resections.

publication date

  • January 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-007-9580-8

PubMed ID

  • 17896146

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 274

end page

  • 80

volume

  • 15

number

  • 1