Desmoid tumor of the chest wall with pleural involvement

Thomas K. Varghese, Rohit Gupta, Anjana V Yeldandi, Sudhir R. Sundaresan*

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Abstract

Although there have been reports of desmoid tumors of the chest wall, pleural extension, as well as overall size greater than 20 cm, is rare. We present the case of a large desmoid tumor involving the left anterior chest wall, upper abdomen, and diaphragm, which impinged on the left lung and displaced the liver. Wide surgical excision, reconstruction, and differential diagnosis from fibrosarcoma are essential elements in the treatment of these rare tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)937-939
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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