Benign, slow-growing tumors without any metastatic potential. Despite their benign nature, they can damage nearby structures causing organ dysfunction. Histologically they resemble low-grade fibrosarcomas, but they are very locally aggressive and tend to recur even after complete resection. There is a tendency for recurrence in the setting of prior surgery and the most common localisation of these tumors is intraabdominal from smooth muscle cells of the instestine. (Human Phenotype Ontology, HP_0100245)
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1 genes associated with the disease desmoid tumors in GWAS and other genetic association datasets from the GAD Gene-Disease Associations dataset.