Journal Article
Review
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Aggressive fibromatosis.

The purpose of this article is to review the pertinent literature and to define the optimal treatment of patients with aggressive fibromatosis. Data indicate the likelihood of local recurrence after surgery is high, particularly if margins are positive. Moderate-dose radiotherapy alone for gross disease or after a microscopically incomplete resection yields local control rates of approximately 75% to 80%. Treatment with pharmacologic agents results in objective response rates of approximately 40% to 50%; duration of response is variable. Thus, the optimal management for aggressive fibromatosis depends on tumor location and extent. Surgery is indicated if the lesion appears to be completely resectable with acceptable function and cosmesis. Radiotherapy is indicated for patients with unresectable tumors; those with positive margins after resection should be considered for adjuvant radiotherapy depending on the location and extent of the tumor. Pharmacologic treatment should be considered for patients with progressive disease after unsuccessful local-regional therapy.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app