Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jun;15(3):196-9.

A sporadic abdominal desmoid tumour case presenting with intermittent intestinal obstruction.

Author information

  • 1Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey. suateren@atauni.edu.tr

Abstract

Desmoid tumours, also known as aggressive fibromatoses, are rare lesions having intermediate biological behaviour between benign fibrous lesions and fibrosarcomas. Although abdominal desmoids have an increased incidence in Gardner's syndrome, they are rarely found in isolated form. We report a barium study, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a case in a nine-year-old boy with intermittent nausea and vomiting. Although intraabdominal desmoids are usually detected as a solitary lesion in sporadic cases, the case presented here had two mesenteric lesions in the left upper quadrant. Intestinal obstruction and invasion of colon wall had occurred.

PMID:
15999314
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk