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Solitary preperitoneal neurofibroma: a case report.

Njoumi N, Elabsi M, Attolou G, Elouazzani H, Elalami FH, Chkoff MR - BMC Res Notes (2015)

Bottom Line: No recurrence occurred after one year of follow-up.Its clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific.Preoperative histology can be useful to guide the surgical approach which is the only curative treatment.

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Affiliation: Department of Visceral Surgical Emergency, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. njouminoureddine@gmail.com.

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Background: Neurofibroma is a rare benign tumor. The isolated presence of such lesions in the preperitoneal space with no evidence of systemic disease has never been reported in the literature.

Case presentation: A 29-year-old white man presented with a 12 months history of progressive abdominal distension. Clinical examination revealed a bulky hypogastric mass. Abdominal computed tomography and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging showed a large, well defined preperitoneal tumor measuring 18 x 17 cm extending in the pelvis. A computed tomography guided biopsy was performed which revealed a neurofibroma. Exploratory laparotomy showed a well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space which measured 17 x 18 cm and weighted 2 Kg. The tumor was completely excised. No recurrence occurred after one year of follow-up.

Conclusion: Solitary preperitoneal neurofibroma is an extremely rare benign tumor. Its clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific. Preoperative histology can be useful to guide the surgical approach which is the only curative treatment.

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Intraoperative view showing the well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space.
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Fig3: Intraoperative view showing the well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space.

Mentions: Surgical resection was decided by the multidisciplinary meeting for cancer care. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space. Upon incision of the linea alba, there was a protrusion of the mass. It was easily cleaved before the opening of the anterior parietal peritoneum. At the end of excision, there was a peritoneal break due to size of the mass (FigureĀ 3).Figure 3


Solitary preperitoneal neurofibroma: a case report.

Njoumi N, Elabsi M, Attolou G, Elouazzani H, Elalami FH, Chkoff MR - BMC Res Notes (2015)

Intraoperative view showing the well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space.
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Fig3: Intraoperative view showing the well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space.
Mentions: Surgical resection was decided by the multidisciplinary meeting for cancer care. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space. Upon incision of the linea alba, there was a protrusion of the mass. It was easily cleaved before the opening of the anterior parietal peritoneum. At the end of excision, there was a peritoneal break due to size of the mass (FigureĀ 3).Figure 3

Bottom Line: No recurrence occurred after one year of follow-up.Its clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific.Preoperative histology can be useful to guide the surgical approach which is the only curative treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Visceral Surgical Emergency, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. njouminoureddine@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Neurofibroma is a rare benign tumor. The isolated presence of such lesions in the preperitoneal space with no evidence of systemic disease has never been reported in the literature.

Case presentation: A 29-year-old white man presented with a 12 months history of progressive abdominal distension. Clinical examination revealed a bulky hypogastric mass. Abdominal computed tomography and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging showed a large, well defined preperitoneal tumor measuring 18 x 17 cm extending in the pelvis. A computed tomography guided biopsy was performed which revealed a neurofibroma. Exploratory laparotomy showed a well encapsulated elastic soft tumor in the preperitoneal space which measured 17 x 18 cm and weighted 2 Kg. The tumor was completely excised. No recurrence occurred after one year of follow-up.

Conclusion: Solitary preperitoneal neurofibroma is an extremely rare benign tumor. Its clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific. Preoperative histology can be useful to guide the surgical approach which is the only curative treatment.

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Related in: MedlinePlus