Dept of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi, 110001 India.
Indian J Surg
Desmoids are known to occur in previous surgical scars. However, previous laparoscopic port site/trocar site is an extremely uncommon site for sporadic desmoids, with only two cases of sporadic laparoscopic trocar site desmoids (occurring in absence of FAP) reported in world literature. We thus describe a case of sporadic DF, occurring at the site of umbilical port 8 months following laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis, treated successfully by margin-negative resection. To the best of our knowledge, this appears to be the first such case in Indian literature and the first being reported after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In the era of laparoscopic surgery, one must be aware of the existence of such an entity after laparoscopy as it may be confused with conditions such as metastatic deposit, port site tumour recurrence, port site hernia, scar site endometriosis, soft tissue sarcoma etc. and may result in diagnostic dilemma.