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Desmoid tumor of Meckel's diverticulum presenting as intestinal obstruction: A rare case report with literature review


 Department of General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Aditya Vijay Mundada,
Department of General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_582_20

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is among the many known congenital malformations of intestine. It is seen in approximately 2% of the population. Desmoid tumors are unusual. They are unique, well-differentiated, and fast-growing musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis tumors, contemplated as Grade 1 fibro sarcoma. They offer exclusive management challenges to surgeons. The most common presentation of desmoid tumors is of painless masses with sluggish growth. Rarely, they may present as intestinal obstruction leading to surgical emergency. We present the only case in history till date along with review of the relevant literature of a 65-year-old gentleman who presented to us with features of intestinal obstruction who successfully underwent elective segmental resection of ileum containing MD with its desmoid tumor. A multimodality approach is needed to tackle such kind of diseases with a team comprising oncosurgeons, oncophysicians, and radiation oncologist to design a standard treatment protocol.


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