In addition, DF includes pathologies from soft tissues (desmoplastic fibroma) to bone tissues (bone desmoid tumor).
Depprich et al., "Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible-review of the literature and presentation of a rare case," Head and Face Medicine, vol.
Desmoplastic fibroma is mostly located centrally in the metadiaphysis of the tubular bones around knee followed by humerus and radius.
CONCLUSION: Desmoplastic fibroma is a rare tumor occurring in ulna.
Desmoplastic fibroma of the jaw: A case report and review of literature Oral Surg, Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006; 101:82-94
Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible mimicking osteogenic sarcoma: report of a case.
Clinically, signs and symptoms of desmoplastic fibroma of the jaws are non-pathognomonic, although asymptomatic swelling, intermittent pain, limited mouth opening or some degree of functional impairment may be found [Batsakis, 1984; Said-Al-Naief et al., 2006].
A case of a desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible in a 10-year old boy that was misdiagnosed as TMJ dysfunction is presented here.
Although considered a benign lesion, desmoplastic fibroma can be very aggressive locally.
Desmoplastic fibroma is generally considered a bone counterpart of aggressive fibromatosis of soft tissue (desmoid tumor).
Desmoplastic fibroma of bone can imitate the pattern of a low-grade intraosseous osteosarcoma, but DF lacks osteoid matrix production, as previously discussed.
Desmoplastic fibroma is generally classified as a benign tumor and has not been shown to metastasize.