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Desmoid Tumors in the Pediatric Population

Department of Surgery, Pediatrics Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 295-306;
Received: 10 February 2012 / Revised: 29 February 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 9 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Desmoid Tumors)
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Desmoid tumors are benign soft tissue tumors associated with locally aggressive growth and high rates of morbidity, but they do not metastasize via lymphatic or hematogenous routes. While most of the data on desmoid tumors originates in the adult literature, many of the findings have been applied to the management of pediatric patients. This article discusses the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, pathology, and treatment of this rare tumor in the pediatric population and includes a literature review of the most recent large series of pediatric patients with desmoid tumors. View Full-Text
Keywords: desmoid tumor; aggressive fibromatosis; surgery; pediatric surgical oncology desmoid tumor; aggressive fibromatosis; surgery; pediatric surgical oncology

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Honeyman, J.N.; Quaglia, M.P.L. Desmoid Tumors in the Pediatric Population. Cancers 2012, 4, 295-306.

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