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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2011;45(Suppl 1): S89-S92.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.S1.S89
Intracranial Fibromatosis: A Case Report.
Jeong Ju Lee, Jeoung Hun Kim, Shin Kwang Khang, Kyung Ja Cho, Jihun Kim
1Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jihunkim@amc.seoul.kr
2Department of Neurosurgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Fibromatosis can occur at various sites, but intracranial fibromatosis is exceptionally rare. Here, we report a case of intracranial fibromatosis arising in the suprasellar area of a 52-year-old woman who had undergone a surgery at that site. A computed tomography scan revealed a heavily calcified, highly enhancing, poorly demarcated mass in the left sellar area that extended into the left suprasellar, parasellar areas, and orbital apex and completely encased the left distal inferior cerebral artery. Histologic and immunohistochemical features were compatible with those of fibromatosis, although the cellularity was focally higher than usual. The etiology of extra-abdominal fibromatosis is unknown, but physical injuries such as trauma and irradiation have been reported to be associated with its occurrence. Although fibromatosis is rare in the intracranial area, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis when an intracranial mass occurs at a previously injured site.
Key Words: Desmoid disease; Fibromatosis, aggressive; Sella turcica; Central nervous system