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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia

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PRIOLLI, Denise Gonçalves et al. Desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall during pregnancy: a case report. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2005, vol.27, n.5, pp.283-288. ISSN 0100-7203.

Desmoid tumors are neoplasms of the conjunctive tissue that are characterized by exclusive locoregional growth, frequent recurrence and minimal metastatic potential. They mainly affect individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon, and rarely occur isolated. The single form of this neoplasm most frequently appears in women of reproductive age, and during pregnancy. A case of a desmoid tumor of large proportions located in the abdominal wall is described. It appeared at the 17th week of pregnancy in a woman without any history of familial adenomatous polyposis. The neoplasm was totally extirpated, with the use of a polypropylene prosthesis for reconstitution of the abdominal wall. One year after the surgery, the patient continues to be well, while using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of relapses.

Palabras clave : Fibromatosis, aggressive [surgery]; Abdominal wall [pathology]; Pregnancy.

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