ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A GIANT DESMOID TUMOR OF ANTERIOR CHEST WALL WITH BRACHIAL PLEXUS INVASION
Ufuk Yetkin, Ömer Tetik, *Özlem Silistreli, Burçin Abud, Ali Gürbüz
Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir
*Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Plastik ve Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi Kliniği, İzmir
Although it is frequent at abdominal wall, desmoid tumor is a rare primary tumor at chest wall. These benign tumors do not metastaze, develop rapidly and agressively invade the adjacent tissues. After surgical resection local recurrence is not infrequent so, radiotherapy can be planned as a staged therapy. Radical resection of a giant desmoid tumor case which infiltrated brachial plexus at right anterior chest wall and its diagnosis and therapy modalities were reported under the light of the literature.
Keywords : Desmoids tumor, primary chest wall tumor, chest wall resection, chest wall reconstruction.
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