A C Akdur,E Karagulle,G Moray,H O Aytac,H Yabanoglu,K Caliskan,M Haberal,T Canpolat,Z Koc
Department of General Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Records for 13 patients operated on forÂ desmoidÂ tumours from 1997-2013 were searched for age, gender, abdominal/pelvic surgical history, pregnancy, Gardner's syndrome, pre-operative radiological examinations, tumour size, multifocality, surgical procedure, tumour presence at surgical margins, recurrence, morbidity, and mortality. Â Recurrence was observed in three patients during follow-up. Increased tumour size, history of previous abdominal/pelvic surgery, and the presence of multifocality had a negative effect on local recurrence-free survival.