Non Surgical Desmoid Tumor with Pulmonary and Scapular Localization: A Case Report


Desmoid tumor
Pulmonary localization
Scapular localization


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Benjelloun A, Samri I, Janah H, Belassri S, Benchanna R, Arsalane A, Zidane A. Non Surgical Desmoid Tumor with Pulmonary and Scapular Localization: A Case Report. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 23 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];7. Available from:


Background: Desmoid tumors are rare and represent 0.03% of all solid tumors. Their histology is benign but they are willingly aggressive with significant locoregional invasions and frequent recurrences.
Case presentation: We report the case of a 52-year-old patient who presented with a  scapular and pulmonary localization of this tumor, but was stable over time. In view of potentially delaying surgery and stability of the lesions, simple monitoring was decided. The lesions are currently stable, two years after diagnosis. We discuss the clinical, radiological, and therapeutic characteristics of this type of tumor, in the light of data from the literature.
Conclusion: Desmoid tumors are rare, benign but aggressive. Surgery is the main treatment but is often decaying. Simple monitoring can be scheduled in case of less aggressive tumors.


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