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Desmoid-type fibromatosis in abdomen
Author
Takehara, Yukako Tokushima University
Keywords
Desmoid-type fibromatosis
Diagnosis
Surgery
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Background : Desmoid-type fibromatosis is a very rare disease that has no characteristic image findings, so it is often difficult to differentiate from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). A case of desmoid-type fibromatosis that was difficult to differentiate from GIST is reported. The decisive factor in the diagnosis was positive nuclear immunostaining for β-catenin nucleus. Case presentation : A man is his 30s had no significant past medical history, including no abdominal surgery. A medical check-up found a large tumor in the right lateral abdomen. After some examinations, a preoperative diagnosis of GIST was made, and open ileocecal resection was performed. However, the final diagnosis based on the pathological findings was desmoid-type fibromatosis. Conclusions : We should consider desmoid-type fibromatosis when we find a large abdominal mass, but it may be difficult to diagnose based only on imaging findings. Immunohistochemical examination of the specimen may make the diagnosis.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
67
Issue
3-4
Start Page
375
End Page
377
Sort Key
375
Published Date
2020-08
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences