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Desmoid tumour. The risk of recurrent or new disease with subsequent pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10071588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Desmoid tumours are rare, benign tumours arising from fibrous tissue in muscle fascia or aponeurosis. They are most common in women of child-bearing age and most often appear during or after pregnancy in this age group. The recommended treatment is wide surgical excision, if possible, but unresectable tumours may be treated with radiotherapy, anticancer drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents or antiestrogenic compounds. The recurrence rate is high and seems to be related to the achievement of resection margins free of tumour. The literature is not specific about how to counsel women who have had a desmoid tumour and subsequently wish to have a child. Patients should be advised that these tumours may be estrogen sensitive but subsequent pregnancy is not necessarily a risk factor for recurrence or development of new disease.
J C Way; B A Culham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-25     Completed Date:  1999-03-25     Revised Date:  2013-11-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Calgary District Hospital Group, Calgary, Alta.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / pathology,  surgery
Fibromatosis, Abdominal / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Risk Factors

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