DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20150774

Successful pregnancy after chemotherapy and surgery for an anterior abdominal wall desmoid tumor

Chaitali Manohar Waghmare

Abstract


Desmoid tumors are said to be hormone dependant tumors and are common during or after pregnancy. This is a case of a young lady who successfully delivered after chemotherapy and surgery for an anterior abdominal wall desmoid tumor. This shows subsequent pregnancy is not a contraindication after treatment of desmoid tumor and there is no increased risk of local recurrence or new disease after pregnancy.

 


Keywords


Desmoids tumor, Pregnancy, Abdominal wall

Full Text:

PDF

References


Johner A, Tiwari P, Zetler P, Wiseman SM. Abdominal wall desmoids tumors associated with pregnancy: current concepts. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009;9(11):1675-82.

Jeffrey CW, Beverley AC. Desmoid tumor. The risk of recurrent or new disease with subsequent pregnancy: a case report. Can J Surg. 1999;42:51-4.

Escobar C, Munker R, Thommas IO, Li BD, Burton GV. Update on desmoids tumors. Ann Oncol. 2012;23(3):562-9.

Robinson WA, McMillan C, Kendall A, Pearlmman N. Desmoid tumors in pregnant and postpartum women. Cancers. 2012;4:184-92.