(1) Dept of Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
A 23-year-old Korean female presented epigastric pain of two-months' duration. She had a laparoscopic ovarian cyst excision 8 months previously. An abdominal computed tomogram (CT) demonstrated a 10-cm solid mass in the distal pancreas, with signs of splenic artery and vein occlusion, gastric and transverse colon invasion. Operative findings showed a mass involving distal pancreas, invasive to the posterior wall of the antrum of the stomach and transverse colon and 4th portion of the duodenum without lymph node involvement. The surgery consisted of a distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy and combined partial resection of the stomach, transverse colon and 4th portion of the duodenum. The immunohistochemistry and histopathological features were consistent with a confirmed diagnosis of intra-abdominal desmoid type fibromatosis (DTF). The prognosis of pancreatic DTF is not known and she showed no recurrence or distant metastasis during a 3 year follow-up. Herein we report a rare case with an isolated, sporadic, and non-trauma-related DTF, located at the pancreatic body and tail.