CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

Desmoid tumor of anterior abdominal wall: A rare occurrence


1 Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nwashilli Nnamdi Jude
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/njss.njss_3_17

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Desmoid tumors are slow-growing tumors derived from musculoaponeurotic tissue. They can occur sporadically or as part of inherited familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). They are usually seen in women of reproductive age. Desmoid tumors grow and invade surrounding tissues with negligible potential for metastasis. The tumors have higher recurrence rate especially if excision is incomplete. We report a case of extraperitoneal desmoid tumor in a 24-year-old female who had complete excision of the tumor for over 6 months without tumor recurrence. The aim of the case report was to highlight the rarity of such tumor and the role of complete surgical excision in preventing early recurrence.


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