DESMOPLASTIC FIBROBLASTOMA ENTRAPPING BRACHIAL ARTERY — A UNIQUE CASE REPORT

  • Nuno Henriques Coelho Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • José Meira Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Victor Martins Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Jacinta Campos Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Andreia Coelho Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Rita Augusto Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Carolina Semião Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Evelise Pinto Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Alexandra Canedo Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
Keywords: desmoplastic fibroblastoma, collagenous fibroma, neoplasm of connective and soft tissue, brachial artery entrapment

Abstract

Desmoplastic fibroblastoma (DF), also known as collagenous fibroma, is a rare benign fibrous tumor, recently described. It occurs predominantly in trunk and upper limbs, and can appear at any age. The authors describe a case of a 42-yearold female patient with DF, with upper limb neurovascular compromise. Patient was submitted to block excision of the tumor mass and brachial artery, with arterial reconstruction (autologous interposition graft). The anatomopathological analysis was consistent with DF and the diagnosis was validated by an international external laboratory1. This is the first description in the literature of an DF involving an arterial segment.

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Published
2017-12-30
Section
Clinical Case

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