CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 514-518
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734357
Case Report

Postoperative Recurrent Paraspinal Fibromatosis after Resection of Cervical Meningioma and Review of Literature

Ankur Gupta
1   Department of Radiology, Mahajan Imaging, Sports Injury Centre, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India
Nafisa S. Batta
1   Department of Radiology, Mahajan Imaging, Sports Injury Centre, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India
Vikas Batra
1   Department of Radiology, Mahajan Imaging, Sports Injury Centre, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India
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The extra-abdominal deep fibromatoses also called as desmoid tumor (DT) are rare musculoaponeurotic, histologically benign tumoral soft tissue lesions which are locally aggressive with high rate of recurrence and no metastatic potential. Here, we describe a rare case of postoperative paraspinal fibromatosis in female child after aciurgy of intraspinal cervical meningioma. The lesion was incidentally detected in routine follow-up study and showed significant interval growth over a period of 1 year. Surgical resection was performed after histopathological confirmation; however, recurrence was observed. Hitherto only seven cases of postoperative paraspinal fibromatosis have been reported in the literature. To the best of authors’ knowledge, this report is the first case of postoperative fibromatosis in cervical spine after resection of meningioma. The aim of the case report is to emphasize the clinical scenario for suspicion of fibromatosis, magnetic resonance imaging clues, and multidisciplinary treatment strategy which has shifted toward initial active surveillance.

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Article published online:
27 July 2021

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