Desmoid tumor in the pediatric population

A report of two cases

Rey N. Ramirez, Norman Y. Otsuka, David M. Apel, Richard E. Bowen

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Abstract

Desmoid tumors are benign tumors that cause considerable morbidity and are prone to recurrence. They tend to extensively infiltrate surrounding tissues, complicating the treatment. We present the report of two cases of desmoid tumor in the pediatric population. The first patient had tumor that necessitated removal of most of the anterior compartment of his leg. The tumor in the second case was intimately involved with neurovascular structures and, therefore adjuvant treatment including chemotherapy and repeat surgery was necessary. We present these cases as well as a review of the literature to illustrate the challenges in diagnosing and treating pediatric desmoid tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Desmoid tumor
  • Pediatric desmoid
  • Pediatric desmoid treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Desmoid tumor in the pediatric population : A report of two cases. / Ramirez, Rey N.; Otsuka, Norman Y.; Apel, David M.; Bowen, Richard E.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, Vol. 18, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 141-144.

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Ramirez, Rey N. ; Otsuka, Norman Y. ; Apel, David M. ; Bowen, Richard E. / Desmoid tumor in the pediatric population : A report of two cases. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B. 2009 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 141-144.
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