J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2006 May;39(5):393-395.

Desmoplastic Fibroma of the Skull

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. nsnoh@dmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

Abstract

Desmoplastic fibromas are rare intraosseous bone tumors. They are benign but locally aggressive and frequently found in the long bones and mandible. We report radiographic and histopathologic finding of a case desmoplastic fibroma involving right temporal skull bone. A 53-year-old woman presented at our hospital complaining of continuous right side headaches for a year. Simple skull X-ray film showed 3 x 2.5 cm lytic lesion with mild sclerotic margin on right temporal area. A large craniectomy 1cm lateral to margin was fashioned. The resected mass showed encapsulated mass colored white gray. Histologic diagnosis was compatible with that of a the desmoplastic fibroma. There was no evidence of recurrence during the 15months of follow-up period.

Keyword

Desmoplastic fibroma; Temporal bone; Skull

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Female
Fibroma, Desmoplastic*
Follow-Up Studies
Headache
Humans
Mandible
Middle Aged
Recurrence
Skull*
Temporal Bone
X-Ray Film
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