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Anterior Abdominal Wall Desmoids Tumor in a Five Year Old Girl – A Pre Operative Diagnostic Challenge in Resource-Poor Setting

AO Ademuyiwa
CO Bode
AO Elebute


Desmoid tumors are rare, slow – growing, mesenchymal monoclinic proliferation. It may occur as intra-abdominal tumor usually affecting the mesentery of the intestine or it could be extra-abdominal in which they may affect the popliteal region, the chest wall or the anterior abdominal wall. Reports in children less than 10 years is rare. Here, we report a 5 year old girl with anterior abdominal wall desmoid that was managed in our unit and challenges at reaching a diagnosis are highlighted.

Index Word: Desmoid tumor, Diagnosis, Pediatric age groups.