INCA - Instituto Nacional de Cancer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Desmoid tumor (DT) is a rare and locally invasive proliferative disease. Although, the absence of metastatic potential, it has the propensity for locally invasive growth and recur. Chemotherapy may be considered in inoperable and/or recurrent disease. Patients with histological diagnosis of DT and treated with weekly low-dose chemotherapy with vinblastine and methotrexate between January 1998 and December 2015 were identified and their medical records were analyzed. Of 23 patients analyzed, most of them were women (female-to-male ratio 2.8:1). The median age at presentation was 29 years (range, 18-59 years). Tumors location was: thoracoabdominal wall (n: 11, 47.8%), extremities (n: 7, 30.4%), abdominal cavity (n: 1; 4%), and head and neck (n: 4, 17.3%). Tumor sizes were documented in 18 cases and ranged from 3 to 20_cm...