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[Desmoplastic fibroma of bone: a report of two cases].

Authors
  • Urresola, A
  • Sáez, F
  • Canteli, B
  • Elorriaga, R
  • López-Duque, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiología
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
49
Issue
3
Pages
205–210
Identifiers
PMID: 17524342
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Desmoplastic fibroma is a rare bone tumor with benign, locally aggressive, lytic behavior. Histologically, it is very similar to the more common and better known desmoid tumor. It can occur at any site in the skeleton but is most common in the mandible or in the long bones. We present two cases; the tumor was located in the proximal tip of the fibula in one case and in the proximal tip of the femur in the other. We describe the appearance of these lesions on CT and MRI. In both cases, the lesions were lytic, expansive, with a trabeculated appearance and internal septa, and without mineralized osseous matrix. At MRI, one of the tumors was very heterogeneous, with two differentiated areas on T2-weighted sequences: the upper zone was hypointense and the lower zone showed intermediate signal intensity. We also describe the behavior of the tumor after the administration of intravenous Gadolinium: the upper zone showed no significant enhancement and the lower showed significant enhancement in the early phase.

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