Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Turgay Karataş1, Mustafa Akın2

1Malatya Beydağı Devlet Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi, Malatya, Türkiye
2Malatya Beydağı Devlet Hastanesi, Patoloji, Malatya, Türkiye


Purpose: Desmoid tumors are seen rarely in the anterior abdominal wall. We want to present a female patient with a desmoid tumor in the anterior abdominal wall (in the rectus muscle) we treated and followed up.

Material and Methods: We assessed the etiological factors, diagnosis and treatment, pathologic findings, follow-up and results after treatment in the patient with a desmoid tumor.

Results: Initially, an abdominal ultrasonography was performed. A solid mass in the rectus muscle with a 24-12 mm diameter was observed. The patient is operated. The tumor is removed widely, together with the adjacent uninvolved tissues about 2 cm. Abdominal wall layers were closed conveniently. In the pathological evaluation, it was observed that the fibroblasts had destructed and atrophied the muscle fibrillae. Any postoperative complication or local recurrence was not seen in the long-term follow-up (108 months).

Conclusion: The first line therapy is radical surgical resection in desmoid tumors which are seen rarely, particularly in childbearing women and have local invasive characteristics. Local recurrence does not usually occur in tumors which are resected with sufficient surgical margins.

Keywords: Desmoid tumor, abdominal fibromatosis, anterior abdominal wall, rectus abdominis muscle