A 50-year-old man with desmoid-type fibromatosis of upper extremity

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Vitorino Modesto dos Santos *
Viviane Vieira Passini Soares
Mayza Lemes Duarte
Priscilla Souza de Faria
Uadson Silva Barreto
Victor Manabu Yano
(*) Corresponding Author:
Vitorino Modesto dos Santos | vitorinomodesto@gmail.com

Abstract

This case study describes a 50-year-old man with a desmoid tumor of upper extremity, which had to be resected concomitant with the left arm amputation at middle third of the humerus. The course was initially stable, but evolved with aggressive infiltration of local soft tissues. During the watchful waiting time, three biopsies were done before establishing the diagnosis. Plain X-ray, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography were the exams utilized. The authors emphasize diagnostic and management challenges involving this rare condition. Case reports can stimulate further studies to get additional knowledge about this rare entity.

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Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF; Catholic University Medical Course, Brasília-DF

Adjunct-Professor, Internal Medicine Department

Viviane Vieira Passini Soares, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF

Medical-Resident, Internal Medicine

Mayza Lemes Duarte, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF

Medical-Resident, Internal Medicine

Priscilla Souza de Faria, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF

Medical-Resident, Internal medicine

Uadson Silva Barreto, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF

Medical-Resident, Internal medicine

Victor Manabu Yano, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF

Medical-Resident, Internal Medicine

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