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Intrathoracic Desmoid Tumor Presenting as Multiple Lung Nodules 13 Years after Previous Resection of Abdominal Wall Desmoid Tumor.

Koo GW, Chung SJ, Kwak JH, Oh CK, Park DW, Kwak HJ, Moon JY, Kim SH, Sohn JW, Yoon HJ, Shin DH, Park SS, Oh YH, Pyo JY, Kim TH - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: Although they are most commonly intraabdominal, very few cases have extra-abdominal locations.The origin of intrathoracic desmoid tumors is predominantly the chest wall with occasional involvement of pleura.True intrathoracic primary desmoid tumors with no involvement of the chest wall or pleura are extremely rare.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Desmoid tumors are rare soft tissue tumors considered to have locally infiltrative features without distant metastasis until now. Although they are most commonly intraabdominal, very few cases have extra-abdominal locations. The origin of intrathoracic desmoid tumors is predominantly the chest wall with occasional involvement of pleura. True intrathoracic primary desmoid tumors with no involvement of the chest wall or pleura are extremely rare. We recently experienced a case of true intrathoracic desmoid tumor presenting as multiple lung nodules at 13 years after resection of a previous intraabdominal desmoid tumor.

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Chest X-ray showing multiple lung nodules with multifocal haziness in the right lung.
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Figure 1: Chest X-ray showing multiple lung nodules with multifocal haziness in the right lung.

Mentions: A 54-year-old woman visited our clinic for recurrent upper respiratory infection. Three years ago, she had a dry cough for weeks, and a chest radiograph showed tiny lung nodules. Although a follow-up chest radiograph was recommended, she did not return. Her new chest radiograph showed multiple lung nodules occurring at the same sites, but larger in size (Figure 1). She was hospitalized to obtain pathologic samples from the nodules for differentiation from malignancy.


Intrathoracic Desmoid Tumor Presenting as Multiple Lung Nodules 13 Years after Previous Resection of Abdominal Wall Desmoid Tumor.

Koo GW, Chung SJ, Kwak JH, Oh CK, Park DW, Kwak HJ, Moon JY, Kim SH, Sohn JW, Yoon HJ, Shin DH, Park SS, Oh YH, Pyo JY, Kim TH - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Chest X-ray showing multiple lung nodules with multifocal haziness in the right lung.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Chest X-ray showing multiple lung nodules with multifocal haziness in the right lung.
Mentions: A 54-year-old woman visited our clinic for recurrent upper respiratory infection. Three years ago, she had a dry cough for weeks, and a chest radiograph showed tiny lung nodules. Although a follow-up chest radiograph was recommended, she did not return. Her new chest radiograph showed multiple lung nodules occurring at the same sites, but larger in size (Figure 1). She was hospitalized to obtain pathologic samples from the nodules for differentiation from malignancy.

Bottom Line: Although they are most commonly intraabdominal, very few cases have extra-abdominal locations.The origin of intrathoracic desmoid tumors is predominantly the chest wall with occasional involvement of pleura.True intrathoracic primary desmoid tumors with no involvement of the chest wall or pleura are extremely rare.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Desmoid tumors are rare soft tissue tumors considered to have locally infiltrative features without distant metastasis until now. Although they are most commonly intraabdominal, very few cases have extra-abdominal locations. The origin of intrathoracic desmoid tumors is predominantly the chest wall with occasional involvement of pleura. True intrathoracic primary desmoid tumors with no involvement of the chest wall or pleura are extremely rare. We recently experienced a case of true intrathoracic desmoid tumor presenting as multiple lung nodules at 13 years after resection of a previous intraabdominal desmoid tumor.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus