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Post Surgical Desmoid Tumors in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: A Case Report

Keywords: fibromatosis , aggresive , gardner syndrome , adenomatous polyposis coli

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Literature review indicates that desmoid tu mors are exceedingly common in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), where the comparative risk is 852 times that of the general population. Prior abdominal surgery has been found in as many as 68 % of FAP patients with abdominal desmoid. Fifty-five percent develop these lesions within 5 years of surgery. We de-scribe a 45-year-old pa tient with Gardner's syndrome complicated by a desmoid tumor 2 years after he had a prophy lactic colectomy.


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