Intraabdominal desmoid tumor:a case report

Authors:Udasimath. Shivakumarswamy ,Sowmya T.S. ,Kumar Naik, H.K. , Purushotham.R. Nagesha. K.R.
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2298-2300  |  PDF File

Abstract

Desmoid tumors (DTs) represent approximately 0.03% of all tumors and 3% of soft tissuetumors. DTsare benign neoplasms of fibroblastic origin and characterized by lack of a capsule. They are nonmetastatic and locally aggressive.However, because of this local infiltration and compression of surrounding structures, a high recurrence rate exists and in anatomic locations with restricted access to surgical resection DTscan lead to death. Herewith we are presenting a rare case of desmoid tumor in a middle aged woman who presented with lower abdominal pain and swelling of about 04-05 months. Past history revealed recurrent surgical interventions for the same for about 2 two times. The tumor with attached fibromuscular tissue was irregular, gray white, with no signs of a capsule. Histopathological examination of the tumor showed features of desmoid tumor. Follow up for a prolonged period has to be done to know its recurrence.