Large Desmoid Tumor in the Setting of Prior Cosmetic Breast Augmentation

Kristin Krupa, Tianshen Hu, Ann R. Mootz, Sumeet S. Teotia, Rachel Wooldridge

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Desmoid tumors of the breast are rare, comprising 0.2% of all breast tumors. They may be locally invasive but do not metastasize. The etiology is multifactorial including surgical trauma in the setting of prior cosmetic augmentation breast implants. We submit a case of a large desmoid tumor in the breast following silicone implant placement three years prior to patient presentation. The patient was treated with wide local excision to negative margins and implant exchange. A follow up breast magnetic resonance imaging at 3 and 6 months did not detect a recurrence thus far.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Breast Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast implant
  • aggressive
  • breast mass
  • desmoid
  • fibromatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine


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