Desmoid tumor arising in a cesarean section scar during pregnancy: Monitoring and management

Franco De Cian, Emmanuel Delay, René Charles Rudigoz, Dominique Ranchère, Michel Rivoire

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Abstract

Desmoid tumors (DTs) are frequently associated with either surgical trauma, like scars, or physiologic trauma, like pregnancy. A DT arising in a cesarean scar during pregnancy shows both correlations. A case of DT that grew gradually in a cesarean scar during the first trimester of a subsequent pregnancy is presented. After initial MR imaging, the lesion was biopsied and carefully monitored; immediate surgical removal was considered at any time if indicated by the follow-up results. No increase in the tumor size was observed during the following 6 months of gestation, and the lesion was extirpated with mesh replacement of the abdominal defect at the time of cesarean section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Desmoid tumors
  • Pregnancy
  • Wound complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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