ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Extra-Abdominal Aggressive Fibromatosis Presenting As an Intrathoracic Tumor
Yener Yörük 1, Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoğlu 1, Yavuz Atakan Sezer 2, Abdil Cem İbiş 3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne
2Department of General Surgery, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
3Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2008.00695.1
Pages : 302-304


Tumors of fibrous tissue origin (fibromatosis) in chest and mediastinum have been rarely reported in the literature. Herein, we report a rare case of aggressive fibromatosis presenting as an intrathoracic tumor. A 36-year-old woman admitted to our hospital due to a feeling of oppression and pain in the left chest. A chest X-ray, thorax computed tomography revealed a large mass filling two thirds of lower left thorax. Widely surgical resection of the tumor was performed thoracotomy via seventh intercostal space. The tumor was 20x15x15 mm in size and diagnosed pathologically as aggressive fibromatosis. The patient has been well without recurrence for 15 months after surgery.

Keywords : Aggressive fibromatosis; desmoid tumor

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