Extra-abdominal desmoid fibromatosis in the foot: a case study

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb;101(1):70-4. doi: 10.7547/1010070.


Extra-abdominal desmoid tumors account for 0.03% of all neoplasms and rarely present in the foot. They are benign but locally aggressive, and wide local surgical excision is the treatment of choice owing to the high rate of recurrence in the lower extremities. Invasiveness into the surrounding soft-tissue structures often makes wide excision difficult without compromise of function. We describe a 34-year-old woman with a large, pedal, extra-abdominal desmoid fibroma treated by wide local surgical excision with minimal complications postoperatively and no clinical evidence of recurrence at 28 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fibromatosis, Aggressive / diagnosis*
  • Fibromatosis, Aggressive / surgery*
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Foot Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / surgery*