fibromatosis

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fibromatosis

[¦fī·brō·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
The occurrence of multiple fibromas.
Localized proliferation of fibroblasts without apparent cause.
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Fibromatoses are more cellular and lack the nest of inflammation seen in TFLs.
Nuclear localization of [beta]-catenin is a common feature of fibromatoses.
7) The differential diagnoses include nuchal fibroma, fibrolipoma, fibromatoses, sarcoma and subcutaneous metastasis.
the focal positivity of [beta]-catenin in desmoid-type fibromatoses can be problematic in needle core biopsies and may result in a false-negative interpretation
According to the article by Kaberos et al, fibromatoses grow more slowly in the head and neck than they do in other extraabdominal sites.
11-13) Most relevant to this review is the variable expression of c-kit in desmoid-type fibromatosis; early reports describing the range of expression of c-kit by immunohistochemistry (4,14) found that up to 75% of desmoid-type fibromatoses show weak, granular, cytoplasmic staining.
Although desmoid-type fibromatoses are not technically nerve masses, all cases in this study occurred in the brachial plexus, and neurofibroma was a consideration preoperatively.
Radiation therapy in the treatment of aggressive fibromatoses.