Anterior Abdominal Wall Desmoids Tumor in a Five Year Old Girl – A Pre Operative Diagnostic Challenge in Resource-Poor Setting
Desmoid tumor, Diagnosis, Pediatric age groups.
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.
The journal is the official journal of the:
Egyptian Pediatric Surgical Association(EPSA)
Mediterranean Association of Pediatric Surgeons (MAPS)\
Pan African Pediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA)
Pan Arab Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAAPS