Large intra-thoracic desmoid tumor with airway compression: A case report and review of the literature

Tyler D. Robinson*, Matias Bruzoni, Peter Than, Safwan Halabi, James Wall

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Abstract

Intra-thoracic desmoid tumors are exceedingly rare tumors in the pediatric population, and can present with compression of cardiopulmonary structures and respiratory compromise. Surgical and anesthetic management of these tumors are challenging. We report the case of a 14-year-old male who presented with dyspnea, found to have a large intra-thoracic mass that was critically compressing his trachea. We provide a review of the literature of desmoid tumors and discuss the management of intra-thoracic masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dyspnea
  • Fibromatosis
  • Intra-thoracic
  • Key words Desmoid tumor
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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