Juvenile aponeurotic fibroma with disseminated fibrosarcoma

J Hand Surg Am. 1986 Sep;11(5):737-40. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(86)80024-7.


Juvenile aponeurotic fibromas, although locally recurrent, generally do not metastasize. This observation supports the practice of incomplete excision of the tumor to preserve the function of the involved extremity. We report on a patient with a juvenile aponeurotic fibroma of the palm, who returned 5 years after the second local surgical excision with metastatic fibrosarcoma of the lungs and bones.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fibroma / pathology*
  • Fibroma / surgery
  • Fibrosarcoma / pathology
  • Fibrosarcoma / secondary*
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary*