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Desmoid Tumors of the Abdominal and Thoracic Walls in a Child

Desmoid Tumors of the Abdominal and Thoracic Walls in a Child Abstract Despite the rarity of desmoid tumors, their occurrence as single neoplasms in the abdominal walls of women who have borne children is rather commonly known. However, only a small number of these tumors have been reported in children. Furthermore, the occurrence of desmoid tumors in the thoracic wall is even less frequent. Moreover, in a careful review of the literature we have been unable to find any report of a combination of desmoid tumors in both the abdominal and thoracic walls in the same patient. We wish to record such an unusual occurrence in a little girl. Report of a Case A well-nourished white girl, 5 years of age, was admitted to Mercy Hospital on Jan. 3, 1956, because of a mass in the anterior abdominal wall. Her history was noncontributory, except for attacks of petit mal. Two and one-half weeks prior to admission the child's mother noticed a nontender, References 1. We are indebted to Dr. William H. Snyder of Los Angeles for the follow-up report and for the photograph. 2. Booher, R. J., and Pack, G. T.: Desmomas of the Abnominal Wall in Children , Cancer 4:1052-1065, 1951.Crossref 3. Brockman, D. D.: Congenital Desmoid of the Abdominal Wall , J. Pediat. 31:217-219, 1947.Crossref 4. Gatchell, F. G.; Clagett, O. T., and McDonald, J. R.: Desmoid Tumor of Intercostal Muscles and Thoracic Wall , J. Thoracic Surg. 34:184-189, 1957. 5. Nickell, W. K.; Kittle, C. F., and Boley, J. O.: Desmoid Tumor of the Chest , Thorax 13:218-221, 1958.Crossref 6. Musgrove, J. E., and McDonald, J. R.: Extra-Abdominal Desmoid Tumors; Their Differential Diagnosis and Treatment , Arch. Path. 45:513-540, 1948. 7. Young, H. H., and McDonald, J. R.: ExtraAbdominal Desmoid Tumors, Am. Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , Instructional Course Lectures , 11:14-17, 1954. 8. Penick, R. M.: Desmoid Tumors Developing in Operative Scars , Internat. Surg. Digest 23:323-329, 1937. 9. Wiper, T. B., and Miller, J. M.: Desmoid of Anterior Chest Wall , Am. J. Surg. 71:556-557, 1946.Crossref 10. Geschickter, C. F., and Lewis, D.: Tumors of Connective Tissue , Am. J. Cancer 25:630-655, 1935.Crossref 11. Pack, G. T., and Ehrlich, H. E.: Neoplasms of the Anterior Abdominal Wall with Special Consideration of Desmoid Tumors , Internat. Abst. Surg. 79:177-198, 1944 12. in Surg. Gynec. & Obst. , (Sept.) , 1944. 13. Stout, A. P.: Fibrosarcoma: The Malignant Tumor of Fibroblasts , Cancer 1:30-63, 1948.Crossref 14. Strode, J. E.: Desmoid Tumors, Particularly as Related to Their Surgical Removal , Ann. Surg. 139:335-340, 1954.Crossref 15. Watson, W. L., and James, A. G.: Fascia Lata Grafts for Chest Wall Defects , J. Thoracic Surg. 16:399-406, 1947. 16. Jemma, G.: Contributo statistico-clinico ed anatomopathologico alla conoscenza dei tumori (desmoidi) della parete addominale nell'infanzia, Pediatria , Arch. pat. e clin. pediat. 3:1-19, 1928. 17. Pearman, R. O., and Mayo, C. W.: Desmoid Tumors , Ann. Surg. 115:114-125, 1942.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Desmoid Tumors of the Abdominal and Thoracic Walls in a Child

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Abstract Despite the rarity of desmoid tumors, their occurrence as single neoplasms in the abdominal walls of women who have borne children is rather commonly known. However, only a small number of these tumors have been reported in children. Furthermore, the occurrence of desmoid tumors in the thoracic wall is even less frequent. Moreover, in a careful review of the literature we have been unable to find any report of a combination of desmoid tumors in both the abdominal and thoracic walls in the same patient. We wish to record such an unusual occurrence in a little girl. Report of a Case A well-nourished white girl, 5 years of age, was admitted to Mercy Hospital on Jan. 3, 1956, because of a mass in the anterior abdominal wall. Her history was noncontributory, except for attacks of petit mal. Two and one-half weeks prior to admission the child's mother noticed a nontender, References 1. We are indebted to Dr. William H. Snyder of Los Angeles for the follow-up report and for the photograph. 2. Booher, R. J., and Pack, G. T.: Desmomas of the Abnominal Wall in Children , Cancer 4:1052-1065, 1951.Crossref 3. Brockman, D. D.: Congenital Desmoid of the Abdominal Wall , J. Pediat. 31:217-219, 1947.Crossref 4. Gatchell, F. G.; Clagett, O. T., and McDonald, J. R.: Desmoid Tumor of Intercostal Muscles and Thoracic Wall , J. Thoracic Surg. 34:184-189, 1957. 5. Nickell, W. K.; Kittle, C. F., and Boley, J. O.: Desmoid Tumor of the Chest , Thorax 13:218-221, 1958.Crossref 6. Musgrove, J. E., and McDonald, J. R.: Extra-Abdominal Desmoid Tumors; Their Differential Diagnosis and Treatment , Arch. Path. 45:513-540, 1948. 7. Young, H. H., and McDonald, J. R.: ExtraAbdominal Desmoid Tumors, Am. Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , Instructional Course Lectures , 11:14-17, 1954. 8. Penick, R. M.: Desmoid Tumors Developing in Operative Scars , Internat. Surg. Digest 23:323-329, 1937. 9. Wiper, T. B., and Miller, J. M.: Desmoid of Anterior Chest Wall , Am. J. Surg. 71:556-557, 1946.Crossref 10. Geschickter, C. F., and Lewis, D.: Tumors of Connective Tissue , Am. J. Cancer 25:630-655, 1935.Crossref 11. Pack, G. T., and Ehrlich, H. E.: Neoplasms of the Anterior Abdominal Wall with Special Consideration of Desmoid Tumors , Internat. Abst. Surg. 79:177-198, 1944 12. in Surg. Gynec. & Obst. , (Sept.) , 1944. 13. Stout, A. P.: Fibrosarcoma: The Malignant Tumor of Fibroblasts , Cancer 1:30-63, 1948.Crossref 14. Strode, J. E.: Desmoid Tumors, Particularly as Related to Their Surgical Removal , Ann. Surg. 139:335-340, 1954.Crossref 15. Watson, W. L., and James, A. G.: Fascia Lata Grafts for Chest Wall Defects , J. Thoracic Surg. 16:399-406, 1947. 16. Jemma, G.: Contributo statistico-clinico ed anatomopathologico alla conoscenza dei tumori (desmoidi) della parete addominale nell'infanzia, Pediatria , Arch. pat. e clin. pediat. 3:1-19, 1928. 17. Pearman, R. O., and Mayo, C. W.: Desmoid Tumors , Ann. Surg. 115:114-125, 1942.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1960

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