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

  • Vitorino Modesto dos Santos | vitorinomodesto@gmail.com Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF; Catholic University Medical Course, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Viviane Vieira Passini Soares Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Mayza Lemes Duarte Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Priscilla Souza de Faria Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Uadson Silva Barreto Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Victor Manabu Yano Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil.

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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Author Biographies

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
Published
2017-11-28
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Imaging in Internal Medicine
Keywords:
Aggressive fibromatosis, desmoid tumor, surgery, upper limb.
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How to Cite
Modesto dos Santos, V., Vieira Passini Soares, V., Lemes Duarte, M., Souza de Faria, P., Silva Barreto, U., & Manabu Yano, V. (2017). A 50-year-old man with desmoid-type fibromatosis of upper extremity. Italian Journal of Medicine, 11(4), 403-406. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2017.859

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