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World J Surg Oncol. 2006 Mar 28;4:18.

Desmoid tumor in Gardner's Syndrome presented as acute abdomen.

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  • 11st Department of General Surgery, GP Hospital Tzaneio, Pireaus, Tzani & Afentouli str, Pireaus, Athens, Greece. webdocgr@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gardner's syndrome can occasionally be complicated with intra-abdominal desmoid tumor. These tumors usually remain asymptomatic but can exhibit symptoms due to intestinal, vascular and ureteral compression and obstruction.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A rare case of a 41-year-old male patient with Gardner's syndrome complicated with intra-abdominal desmoid tumor, which first presented as acute abdomen, is presented.

CONCLUSION:

Extra-abdominal manifestations of Gardner's syndrome along with a palpable abdominal mass would raise suspicion for the presence of a desmoid tumor in the majority of cases. In life-threatening cases, surgical treatment should be considered as a palliative approach, though the extent of excision remains debatable.

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16569244
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PMCID:
PMC1479346
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