Musculoskeletal fibromatoses represent a wide spectrum of fibroblastic and myofibroblastic neoplasms with similar pathologic appearances and variable clinical behavior.
They are benign fibrous tissue proliferations characterized by infiltrative growth and a tendency for local recurrence without metastasis .
These lesions can be variably categorized by location (superficial or deep) or by the age group predominantly affected. One method is as
- superficial fibromatoses (fascial)
- deep fibromatoses (musculoaponeurotic)