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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-55

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Lower Abdominal Wall in Irrua Nigeria


1 Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Oluwafemi Olasupo Awe
Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Km 86 Benin-Abuja Expressway, PMB 008, Irrua, Edo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/njs.NJS_8_17

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Desmoid fibromatosis (desmoid tumors) is rare tumors. It can occur as intra-abdominal, extraabdominal, or abdominal wall tumor depending on the site. The abdominal wall type is usually sporadic, but few have been associated with familial adenomatous polyposis. They are commonly seen in young females who are pregnant with a history of the previous cesarean section scar or within the 1st year of the last childbirth. There is an association between this tumor, presence of estrogen receptors, and abdominal trauma. We present a 29-year-old Nigerian woman with fungating lower abdominal wall tumor. This tumor is rare, a high index of suspicion will be very important in making the diagnosis.


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