Signs and Symptoms

Patients often notice a hard, new or growing lump or swelling associated with pain. Sometimes patients feel a numbness/deafness or prickle or observe a restriction in the mobility/flexibility of the extremities (legs, arms).

Desmoids in the abdomen are often diagnosed very late with the consequence of a long unrestricted growth of the tumor. Typical signs are pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, rarely intestinal obstruction.