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Caecal desmoid tumour: a rare tumour at uncommon location and review of literature
  1. Kishore Abuji,
  2. Anil Naik,
  3. Tanvi Jain and
  4. Divya Dahiya
  1. General Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Divya Dahiya; dahiyadivya30{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 49-year-old woman presented to surgery outpatient clinic with the awareness of a right lower abdomen asymptomatic lump for one week. Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen demonstrated a 10×11×15 cm heterogeneous lesion anterior to the ileocecal junction with the possibility of leiomyosarcoma. The patient was prepared for laparotomy and intraoperative there was a large tumour arising from the medial wall of cecum. Right haemicolectomy was performed, and histopathology came as a desmoid tumour of the cecum. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course and is well on 1-year follow-up.

  • colon cancer
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • pathology

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  • Contributors KA: original draft, writing-review and editing. AN: review and editing. TJ: review and editing. DD: conceptualisation, review and editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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