Cecal fibromatosis (Desmoid Tumor) mimicking periappendicular abscess: A case report

Zvi Peled, Revital Linder, Haim Gilshtein, Eli Kakiashvili, Yoram Kluger

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Abstract

A 32-year-old man presented to our department with abdominal pain and fever. In an earlier hospitalization he was diagnosed with periappendicular abscess and treated with antibiotics. Due to fever and 'non-resolution' of the abscess and due to its deep location in the lower abdomen, which excluded percutaneous drainage, we elected to operate the patient. A large mass in the cecum accompanied with an abscess resulted in a right hemicolectomy. The pathological examination revealed a desmoid tumor of the cecum. The patient's recovery was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Desmoid tumor
  • Fibromatosis
  • Periappendicular abscess

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