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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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(A-D) Chest computed tomography scan demonstrating well circumscribed, multiple nodules and multiple ill defined ground glass opacity nodules in both lungs.
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Figure 2: (A-D) Chest computed tomography scan demonstrating well circumscribed, multiple nodules and multiple ill defined ground glass opacity nodules in both lungs.

Mentions: A chest radiograph showed multiple lung nodules. In the chest computed tomography (CT) images, small multiple nodules were scattered throughout the whole lung field including apex and posterior segment of right upper lobe, right middle lobe, superior segment of right lower lobe (RLL), and left major fissure. Pulmonary nodules in both lungs were equal or less than 2.1 cm in diameter and a well-circumscribed round shape, with boundaries showing delayed enhancement (Figure 2). Compared to the chest radiograph that was performed 3 years ago, the pulmonary nodules grew bigger. Nodules displayed in the current chest CT seemed to be benign, not malignant. Multiple ill-defined ground glass opaque nodules were also present in both lungs (Figure 2). Lymph node enlargement in the mediastinum was not seen.


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)

(A-D) Chest computed tomography scan demonstrating well circumscribed, multiple nodules and multiple ill defined ground glass opacity nodules in both lungs.
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Figure 2: (A-D) Chest computed tomography scan demonstrating well circumscribed, multiple nodules and multiple ill defined ground glass opacity nodules in both lungs.
Mentions: A chest radiograph showed multiple lung nodules. In the chest computed tomography (CT) images, small multiple nodules were scattered throughout the whole lung field including apex and posterior segment of right upper lobe, right middle lobe, superior segment of right lower lobe (RLL), and left major fissure. Pulmonary nodules in both lungs were equal or less than 2.1 cm in diameter and a well-circumscribed round shape, with boundaries showing delayed enhancement (Figure 2). Compared to the chest radiograph that was performed 3 years ago, the pulmonary nodules grew bigger. Nodules displayed in the current chest CT seemed to be benign, not malignant. Multiple ill-defined ground glass opaque nodules were also present in both lungs (Figure 2). Lymph node enlargement in the mediastinum was not seen.

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