International Journal of Surgical Wound Care
Online ISSN : 2435-2128
Case Reports
Desmoid Tumor in the Rectus Abdominis
A Case Report
Kento TakayaHirokazu Shido
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2022 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 23-27


Desmoid tumors are relatively rare, locally invasive mesenchymal tumors classified as benign or malignant. Patients with desmoid tumors in the abdominal wall that progress during active surveillance may be considered for surgical resection with adequate margins to prevent recurrence. Following radical resection of abdominal wall desmoids, the resulting defect leads to abdominal wall closure difficulties or increased risk of herniation. Herein, we report a case of a desmoid tumor within the rectus abdominis muscle that was treated radically by resection and subsequent reconstruction of the abdominal wall with a synthetic mesh.

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