Pedunculated fibrosarcoma: Unusual presentation of an intraabdominal fibrosarcoma arising from the greater omentum

Stanley Lipper, Edwin W. Nunnery, Kent L. Jones

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Abstract

A 50 year old man presented with lower abdominal pain and hypotension of sudden onset. Emergency laparotomy for a suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm revealed the source of hemorrhage to be a ruptured vessel in the vascular pedicle of a large, oval tumor. This tumor had a unique appearance, lying virtually free within the abdominal cavity except for a 17 cm long umbilical cord-like vascular attachment to the greater omentum and a single fibrous adhesion to the anterior abdominal wall. Histologic examination disclosed the features of fibrosarcoma with a prominent population of myofibroblasts. Review of the literature yielded no previous examples of a similar pedunculated fibrosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume140
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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