Desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Localized swelling of the abdominal wall

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Focal enlargement of the left rectus abdominus muscle with smooth outline and no evidence of stranding of the adjacent fat or invasion of the adjacent structures. The lesion is isodense to the surroudning muscles with central hypodensity.

Case Discussion

Desmoid tumors are benign fibroelastic tumors with potential local invasion and recurrence after excision. Unfortunately, the pathology of this lesion wasn't available and other differential diagnoses include lymphoma, sarcoma and metastasis.

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Case information

rID: 26646
Published: 1st Jan 2014
Last edited: 22nd Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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