(1) Dept of General and Emergency Surgery, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston, Greater London, UK.
Oxf Med Case Reports
Desmoid tumour of the colon is a very rare and aggressive type of intra-abdominal desmoid fibromatosis. Patients can present with a range of symptoms from a mild chronic abdominal pain to those of an acute abdomen. We present a rare case of abdominal fibromatosis that presented as a rapidly growing mass with free intraperitoneal gas. Intraoperatively however, we found a large tumour arising from the wall of the transverse colon and local necrosis. No bowel perforation was noted. The tumour was removed with a wide resection of transverse colon's wall instead of colectomy. The histopathology reported benign fibromatosis and excluded malignancy.