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Journal of Case Reports
A Chest Wall Desmoid Tumor with Rib Encasement and Diaphragmatic Involvement
Sharath K Krishnan1, Ravindran Chirukandath1, Harikumar KV1, Syamlal AS1, Gopika Sunil1, Hasna T Naswir2, Akhiel Hamed2
Departments of 1General Surgery and 2Dermatology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Ravindran Chirukandath
Email: ravimen@gmail.com

Received: 19-DEC-2021 Accepted: 20-MAY-2022 Published Online: 15-JUN-2022
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2022.0017
Background: Desmoid tumors (aggressive fibromatoses) are rare soft tissue tumors seen in abdominal and chest regions. We report a patient with a rare significantly larger desmoid tumor of the chest wall with bone encasement and diaphragmatic involvement. Case Report: We are reporting a 25-year-old lady who presented with complaints of pain and swelling over right lower chest since last 2 years. MRI and Trucut biopsy revealed it to be a spindle cell neoplasm. Histopathological and immunohistochemistry following wide surgical excision revealed it to be a desmoid tumor. Conclusion: This case is discussed because of the rarity of desmoid tumors of the chest wall, complexity of rib and diaphragmatic involvement and surgical challenges.
Keywords : Chest Wall, Desmoid, Diaphragm, Fibromatosis, Rib.
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