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Duodecim. 2012;128(24):2562-8.

[Mesenterial fibrosis--could it be desmoidi?].

[Article in Finnish]

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TYKS:n naistenklinikka.


Desmoid tumors are rare benign fibrous tumors, which have a tendency to invade locally. A minority of desmoids are mesenterial. The symptoms of mesenterial desmoids are misleading, and diagnosis can be delayed. A complete surgical excision is the preferred treatment, but the mesenterial location of the tumor makes radical surgery complicated. Patients whose tumors are not amenable to surgical treatment, have been treated with antiestrogens, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatorics and various chemotherapeutics. Good responses have been observed with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin. In most cases, the quality of life can be maintained even in incurable situations.

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