Desmoid tumour: a rare etiology of intestinal obstruction

  • Gaurav Aggarwal
  • Sumit Shukla
  • Ankur Maheshwari
  • Rajkumar Mathur
Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, pandora´s box, desmoid tumour


Intestinal obstruction is a frequently encountered entity in surgical practice. The signs & symptoms, many a times, are suggestive of the level of obstruction, making the diagnosis of obstruction evident. There are  various causes of intestinal obstruction which diversify to an enormous extent, stamping on the famous  paradigm for the mysterious nature of the abdomen being referred to as the Pandora's Box. In accordance with the above saying, we report a rare case of a desmoid tumour, presenting as intestinal obstruction, which entices us to strongly believe the same.

Key words: Intestinal obstruction, pandora´s box, desmoid tumour


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eISSN: 1937-8688