The Role of Medical Imaging in the Diagnosis of Desmoplastic Fibromas
Keywords:maxillofacial, medical imaging, rare tumour
A desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a rare, fibroblastic tumour. DFs are known to be locally aggressive and challenging to diagnose. The role of medical imaging in diagnosing maxillofacial tumours is undisputable. In this case report a DF diagnosed in the mandible and surrounding soft tissue of a five-year-old female patient is presented. The patient’s clinical history, radiological findings and management are discussed as well as the epidemiology, aetiology and treatment options.
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