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What is intra abdominal desmoid tumor?

What is intra abdominal desmoid tumor?

Desmoid tumors are noncancerous growths that occur in the connective tissue. Desmoid tumors most often occur in the abdomen, arms and legs. Another term for desmoid tumors is aggressive fibromatosis. Some desmoid tumors are slow growing and don’t require immediate treatment.

What is the difference between abdominal wall masses and intra-abdominal masses?

It is important to differentiate abdominal wall from intra-abdominal masses. A mass of the abdominal wall will become more prominent with tensing of the abdominal wall musculature, whereas an intra-abdominal mass will become less prominent or disappear.

What causes abdominal mass?

Abdominal masses can be the result of a number of factors, including an injury, cyst, benign tumor, cancer, or other disease.

Is desmoid tumor malignant?

Desmoid tumors are benign, which means they are not cancer. While the cells of the desmoid tumor do not travel to parts the body like cancer can, they can invade nearby tissue and are often very painful.

Is a desmoid tumor life threatening?

Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are the most likely to cause potentially life-threatening complications, such as intestinal obstruction. Desmoid tumors in the head and neck region can also be life threatening. Desmoid tumors often recur, or come back, at or near the original tumor site after surgery.

What is intra-abdominal malignancy?

Abstract. BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumor is a rare malignancy with a predilection for young males. Unique histological and immunocytochemical features distinguish the tumor from other members of the family of small round cell tumors of infancy and childhood.

Why do people get desmoid tumors?

The cause of desmoid tumor remains unknown. Desmoid tumors may present sporadically or as a manifestation of hereditary familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). FAP is a familial cancer predisposition syndrome which, if left untreated, results in colorectal cancer.

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