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A sporadic abdominal desmoid tumour case presenting with intermittent intestinal obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15999314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Desmoid tumours, also known as aggressive fibromatoses, are rare lesions having intermediate biological behaviour between benign fibrous lesions and fibrosarcomas. Although abdominal desmoids have an increased incidence in Gardner's syndrome, they are rarely found in isolated form. We report a barium study, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a case in a nine-year-old boy with intermittent nausea and vomiting. Although intraabdominal desmoids are usually detected as a solitary lesion in sporadic cases, the case presented here had two mesenteric lesions in the left upper quadrant. Intestinal obstruction and invasion of colon wall had occurred.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-06     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Colon / pathology
Fibromatosis, Aggressive / diagnosis*
Intestinal Obstruction / complications*
Nausea / etiology
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Vomiting / etiology

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