Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019 Sep 20;64:6-9
Authors: Ascari F, Segattini S, Varoli M, Beghi M, Muratori S, Scotto B, Gasperoni M
INTRODUCTION: Desmoid tumours are rare benign neoplasms with strong tendency to local invasion and recurrence. They usually rise from muscles and aponeurosis and could be challenging for medical treatment. We here report the case of a patient requiring the excision of part of the abdominal rectus muscle and an abdominal wall reconstruction.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 38 years old women referred to our institution complaining of a painful lump in the anterior abdominal wall. She underwent ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a computed tomography (CT) biopsy who showed the presence of a desmoid tumour arising in the right abdominal rectus muscle. She underwent surgical excision of the mass and an abdominal wall reconstruction according to the posterior component separation technique, with a large polypropylene mesh reinforcement. The post-operative period was uneventful and at 6 months she shows no clinical nor radiological recurrence.
DISCUSSION: Desmoid tumours are rare neoplasms rising in many anatomical spaces and requiring challenging decisions. A radical resection with free margins remains the principal determinant of outcome. Non-surgical approaches and adjuvant therapy may be useful for patients with unresectable lesions.
CONCLUSION: The optimal treatment strategy for desmoid tumours still remains unclear. A multidisciplinary approach is always the best strategy to establish the correct treatment.
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