Mol Clin Oncol 2017 Jun 8;6(6):896-898. Epub 2017 May 8.
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
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Acta Chir Belg 2017 Feb 18;117(1):55-60. Epub 2016 Aug 18.
a Colorectal Surgery Unit, Department of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation , Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc , Brussels , Belgium.
Introduction: Desmoid tumors are rare proliferative and invasive benign lesions. They can be sporadic, but in most instances, desmoid tumors develop in the context of Gardner's syndrome with principal localization in the abdominal cavity and abdominal wall.
Case-report: We report the case of a 24-year-old female presenting Gardner's syndrome with a symptomatic abdominal wall desmoid tumor. Read More
Oncol Lett 2013 Jun 10;5(6):1976-1978. Epub 2013 Apr 10.
Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning 116027, P.R. China.
Desmoid tumors (DTs) are rare lesions that do not possess any metastatic potential. However, they have a strong tendency to invade locally and recur. They constitute 3% of all soft tissue tumors and 0. Read More
JOP 2008 May 8;9(3):339-45. Epub 2008 May 8.
Pole of Digestive Diseases (PMAD), Gastroenterology and Nutrition Support, Beaujon Hospital, AP-HP, University of Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France.
Context: Desmoid tumors are rare, benign soft tissue tumors, characterized by the proliferation of fibroblasts in an abundant collagen extra-cellular matrix. Intra-abdominal forms involve the mesentery and retroperitoneum and usually occur associated with familial adenomatous polyposis or Gardner's syndrome. Sporadic cases are more uncommon. Read More
AJR Am J Roentgenol 1994 Feb;162(2):339-42
Russell E. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205.
Objective: A retrospective study of abdominal CT scans of patients with proved intraabdominal desmoid tumors was done to determine if any objective characteristics exist to differentiate desmoids related to Gardner's syndrome from isolated desmoids. Because the desmoid tumors of Gardner's syndrome can predate the diagnosis of Gardner's syndrome, it would be helpful to know which patients with desmoids need careful follow-up studies as well as initial workup for Gardner's syndrome and all its ramifications. Also, it would be important to differentiate benign from malignant desmoids associated with Gardner's syndrome. Read More