You can help speed up the development of new treatments by giving researchers the tools they need. Desmoid tumors grow from the connective tissue in your body. They grow from fibroblast cells, which make up connective tissue and are also important for wound healing. Connective tissue supports and connects your bones, ligaments, and muscles, and helps hold your organs in place. Desmoid tumors are also known as aggressive fibromatosis or desmoid-type fibromatosis. A desmoid tumor can occur anywhere in the body since connective tissue is found everywhere in your body.
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En estos casos, se pueden recomendar otros tratamientos. Desmoid tumors most often happen in the abdomen, arms and legs. But they can form anywhere in the body.
In general, signs and symptoms include: A mass or area of swelling Pain Loss of function in the affected area Cramping and nausea, when desmoid tumors occur in the abdomen When to see a doctor Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you.
Doctors know these tumors form when a connective tissue cell develops changes in its DNA. The changes tell the connective tissue cell to multiply rapidly, creating a mass of cells tumor that can invade and destroy healthy body tissue. Factores de riesgo Factors that may increase the risk of desmoid tumors include: Young adult age. Desmoid tumors tend to occur in younger adults in their 20s and 30s. This tumor is rare in children and older people. A genetic syndrome that causes many colon polyps.
People with familial adenomatous polyposis FAP have an increased risk of desmoid tumors. FAP is caused by a gene mutation that can be passed down from parents to children. It causes numerous growths polyps in the colon. Rarely, a desmoid tumor may develop during or soon after pregnancy.