The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Ann Transl Med
Herein, we present a rare case of chest wall desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) in a 43-year-old female, which was discovered accidentally due to a thoracic wall mass that extended outward from the sternum. Computed tomography scans revealed a subcutaneous soft tissue mass anterior to the sternum, which was considered to be a mesenchymal tumor or an inflammatory lesion. The patient underwent surgical excision of the mass. The mass was completely removed and all margins were negative. According to the pathological results, the patient was finally diagnosed as DF. Postoperative radiotherapy was suggested subsequently, especially considering the locally aggressive and infiltrative nature of the tumor. However, this was rejected by the patient, and biannual re-examination was recommended instead. Despite the absence of postoperative radiotherapy, there was no evidence of local recurrence 2 years later.