Fibromatosis of the head and neck

B E Plaat, A J Balm, B M Loftus, R T Gregor, F J Hilgers, R B Keus

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


Fibromatosis is a locally infiltrative fibrous tissue proliferation with a tendency to recur locally. From a large series of head and neck patients treated between 1977 and 1994 in our institute, we retrieved the records of nine adult patients diagnosed with this disease. They serve as examples to demonstrate this rare entity in the head and neck. Five out of nine lesions were localized in level V (posterior triangle of the neck). The majority of patients were treated by surgery in combination with radiotherapy. None of the patients died of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-8
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr-1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fibroma
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck Muscles
  • Oropharynx
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tongue

Cite this