Mesenteric fibromatosis masquerading as an ovarian neoplasm twenty years after Chernobyl radiation exposure

Avraham Schlager, Albert Altchek, Tamara Kalir, Liane Deligdisch, Kaare J. Weber

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Abstract

Background: Since their initial description in 1832, desmoid tumors have been reported to occur in virtually every part of the body. Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors, or mesenteric fibromatosis, are often associated with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis mutation in a syndrome known as Gardner's Syndrome. Although sporadic cases of desmoid tumors do occur, unlike Gardner's Syndrome, they predominantly occur extra-abdominally. Case: Case report of a 61-year-old female who presented with two months of abdominal pain, progressive lower abdominal distension and a 10-15 pound weight gain accompanied by one week of urinary hesitancy and frequency. Patient underwent a diagnostic workup for an ovarian neoplasm, but was found at surgery to have mesentric fibromatosis. Conclusion: Although uncommon, mesentric fibromatosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis when evaluating a patient with an abdominal mass of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gardner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Fibromatosis

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