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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 178-181

Denovo childhood desmoid tumor


Department of Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Meccah, Saudi Arabia

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Timor A Alshee
Department of Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Meccah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.122981

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Desmoid fibromatosis is characterized by local aggressive growth without any tendency of metastasis. These very rare tumors can develop in any musculo-aponeurotic structure and they can be found in all regions of the human body. We present a case of a 15-year-old girl who presented with left lower abdominal mass of 4 months duration. The mass was firm, non-tender and fixed to the left lower abdominal wall. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a focal, but non-demarcated mass on the anterior abdominal wall musculature. Following CT guided tru-cut biopsy and histological examination, a diagnosis of desmoid tumor was made. The tumor was completely excised and the 20 cm Χ 16 cm defect closed with a physic mesh. There was no tumor recurrence at 18 months follow-up. Desmoid tumor commonly affects abdominal wall muscles of females. Following proper evaluation and histological diagnosis complete excision of the tumor is attended with good outcome.


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